Why is plastic pollution a problem in the eyewear industry?

The eyewear industry, like many other industries, is unfortunately contributing to the plastic pollution problem that is currently plaguing our planet. Plastic pollution refers to the accumulation of plastic waste in our natural environment, particularly in our oceans, which can harm wildlife and ecosystems.

One of the main contributors to plastic pollution in the eyewear industry is the widespread use of standard acetate, a type of plastic commonly used to make frames. While acetate is durable and lightweight, it is also made from non-renewable petroleum, and it can take hundreds of years to decompose. This means that discarded frames made from acetate can linger in the environment for centuries, causing harm to wildlife and ecosystems.

Another issue is the use of plastic packaging for eyewear products, such as plastic cases and wrapping. This packaging is often discarded after use and contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution.

In addition to the environmental impact, the plastic pollution problem also has social and economic consequences. Plastic waste in our oceans can harm fishing industries and other livelihoods, and it can also lead to health problems in humans who consume contaminated seafood.

At Ozeano Vision, we recognise the plastic pollution problem in the eyewear industry, and we're committed to making a positive impact. That's why we use eco-friendly materials in our frames, and only use 100% certified plant-based bio-acetate, which is made from renewable resources like cotton and wood pulp. All Ozeano polarised sunglasses, blue light glasses, prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses come with sustainable accessories and packaging, using only plant-based biodegradable materials like organic cotton, paper and cornstarch.

By taking these steps, we hope to reduce our environmental footprint and encourage other eyewear companies to do the same. It's time for the industry to take responsibility and work towards a more sustainable future.

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