Company Offers Eco-Friendly Eyewear Made From Plant-Based Resin and Upcycled Plastics

April 28, 2020

The progress has never been easier to see.

Last summer, Dragon Eyewear, known globally for its performance eyewear and accessories, unveiled the ultimate item for extreme nature lovers: eyewear made from plant-based resin.

The company turned over a new leaf with its new offering. The eco-friendly material is made from castor bean, a renewable alternative to petroleum-based plastics.

Inherently drought-resistant, castor bean can grow in arid regions around the world, making it an ideal and tendable crop where little else can be sustainably farmed.

On the tail of its innovative new line, Dragon has taken it one step further to reduce unnecessary waste with its line of upcycled glasses.

The process behind the upcycled line is simple: plastic waste is manually separated and selected, all the plastics are washed and cut into chips, and the chips are then pressed into pellets and melted down into a frame.

Each frame is made up of five water bottles — five less that pollute landfills, oceans and the air.

The company explains the mission of its upcycled project on its website.

“The story of UPCYCLED began with a single mission: To protect earth and all of its adventures, five water bottles at a time. Every frame in the collection is designed through a process that repurposes, or upcycles, single-use plastics to reduce the impact they have on the land we love to explore, the air we breathe and the water we ride.”

For more ideas on how you can save the planet, visit 1Thing.

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