Hundreds of millions of sunglasses get thrown away every year, mainly because their lenses are damaged. This is a huge waste that not only harms the environment but also contributes to the ever-growing problem of plastic pollution. At Sunglass Fix, we believe that sustainability should be at the forefront of everything we do. We are committed to ensuring access to sustainable eyewear that is not only stylish and functional but also eco-friendly. We understand that the world is facing significant environmental challenges and, as a company, we are doing our part to help reduce waste. In this article, we will take a closer look at how we achieve sustainability through our work, including our recycling, reusing, and green energy initiatives.
What we do
At Sunglass Fix, our focus is on sustainable eyewear solutions: sunglass replacement lenses to help reduce the environmental impact of discarded glasses and frames. Our mission is to offer an alternative to traditional sunglass replacement, with a range of high-quality replacement lenses for all major brands. In addition to our sunglass repair services, we are committed to minimizing waste and promoting green practices through our business operations. Our dedication to eco-friendly initiatives allows us to provide sunglass lenses that are both high-quality and sustainable. By choosing Sunglass Fix, our customers are not only extending the lifespan of their favorite shades, but also contributing to the global effort to reduce plastic waste and promote a greener future.
How we do it
At Sunglass Fix, we are dedicated to protect our environment and we offer sustainable eyewear solutions, and we demonstrate this through a variety of innovative practices.
Recycling & Diamond-Bio Lenses
We offer replacement lenses made from bio-based materials from climate-friendly, renewable sources. These lenses are lightweight, scratch-resistant, and offer total UV protection and optical clarity. They are also more environmentally friendly than traditional petroleum-based lenses, as they are made from renewable materials and do not contain any toxic chemicals.
We deeply believe that recycling is crucial. By utilizing recycled materials, we can reduce our environmental impact and minimize waste. We encourage our customers to participate in our recycling program by replacing the lenses of their old, damaged, or unwanted sunglasses. Through our recycling program, we transform these materials into new and viable eyewear products, reducing the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills. Our customers can feel good about supporting a company that is dedicated to reducing waste and promoting a better future. We’re green at heart and you can be, too.
We are also committed to reducing waste:
In our production processes. We use only the highest-quality materials in our products, ensuring that they are durable and long-lasting. By creating products that are built to last, we can reduce the need for frequent replacements and minimize waste.
In our products. We offer a wide range of sunglass replacement lenses to help our customers extend the life of their glasses and frames. This reduces the need for new purchases and contributes to our goal.
We can achieve our aims by also using green energy in our production processes. Our factories are equipped with solar panels and other renewable energy sources, allowing us to minimize our dependence on non-renewable energy such as fossil fuels.
In addition to using ‘green’ energy, we also prioritize energy efficiency in these processes. Our factories are kitted out with state-of-the-art equipment and technology that uses energy more efficiently, reducing our overall energy consumption as well as our greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions.
We strive to make our work even more eco-friendly by reusing materials. We use only the highest-quality materials in our replacement lenses, and we endeavor to reuse this raw stock as much and as many times as possible to minimize waste.
We wrap all of our customers' custom cut lenses in bubble wrap that we save and reuse from customers sending their frames to us in the same materia so it’s constantly being recycled.
Our commitment to these ethical and sustainable practices allows us to create eyewear products that are not only stylish and functional but also environmentally friendly.
Sunglass Fix is proud to have been recognized for its commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly business principles. We have received the APAC Excellence Award in Environmental Sustainability, which acknowledges companies that are making a positive impact on the environment. Our efforts to lead the way in pioneering practices have been integral to our business model, and we are proud to have received recognition.
This Award validates our efforts. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our operations and minimize our environmental footprint. Our focus on being a sustainable business is evident in everything we do, from our use of renewable energy sources to our recycling program and our focus on energy efficiency.
Why choose Sunglass Fix
When it comes to choosing sunglasses, it's important to consider not just style and functionality, but also their impact on the environment. Sunglass Fix was launched in 2006, and we were one of the first companies to offer sunglasses replacement lenses worldwide.
By choosing Sunglass Fix, you can feel good about your purchase knowing that you are supporting a company that is dedicated to reducing waste and promoting sustainable practices.