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17 April 2014 - How about recycling your sunglasses?

Have you ever thought about what happens to those sunglasses that get ditched because the lenses or frames are damaged? You toss them in the bin, never to be seen again, as they take their space in the pit of landfill that is steadily growing around the world. Imagine how many Ray-Ban Wayfarers or Aviators there are in there? With over 1 Billion pairs of sunglasses sold each year we all should be taking a stand against this disposable nature in the industry.

Did you know that one way you can help is by giving your old sunglasses and spectacles to a charity?

There are a number of charity’s that provide recycling programs where you can donate your old sunglasses or spectacles. One in particular is The Lions Club, a worldwide organisation that has a Recyle 4 Sight program. The eyeglasses are regraded and distributed to people in need at no expense or obligation to them. What a great way to make life that little bit easier for someone else! You can check out their website for more details at  http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/sight-programs/eyeglass-recycling/index.php.

So how about taking a minute to think about the environmental impact of sunglasses on our planet, and consider the alternatives. There are plenty of people out there that could do with our help!

 


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17 April 2014 - Saving the environment one pair of sunglasses at a time

Who hasn’t just thrown away a pair of sunglasses at one time or another. That cheap pair you picked up at the gas station or $2 shop (even though they cost you $10), or the pair you dropped accidentally and scratched the lenses.

There are a number of alternative options you can consider instead of dumping them in the trash can to become part of landfill.

Have you thought about replacing those scratched lenses with a new pair? Usually we find there is nothing wrong with the frames but the scratches drive you insane when you are trying to see and your vision is all distorted!

Replacing your lenses is easy when The Sunglass Fix can provide you with new lenses to fit into almost any kind of frames. Think Ray Ban aviator or wayfarers, Oakley sports issue or even designer sunglasses such as Dolce&Gabbana, Gucci & Prada. You can even choose lenses with a different tint to the original, or how about polarised? Nothing beats the glare like polarised lenses. We’ve got over 30,000 in stock so you are sure to find them and if not, we’ll custom cut them for you.

So next time, think about the environmental impact of sunglasses on our planet, and consider the alternatives. Instead of ditching those shades, get your lenses replaced with us! We can all help sustain our environment, one pair of sunglasses at a time.

 

Repair is Recycling. Don't throw sunglasses away when they can be repaired to perform better than new for years