If anyone who works in optics is completely honest, they would admit that it is not an eco-friendly industry. There is a lot of waste. There are a lot of chemicals and water used. There is a lot of energy used. It is taking optics as a whole a long time to combat this, but at EDGE we are committed to being on the forefront of sustainable eyewear. We are always on the lookout for ways to be more eco-friendly and sustainable, and we are attacking on multiple fronts.
Coral Eyewear - Coral's fabulous Econyl frames are created from rescued ocean fishing nets and recycled plastic. Available as ophthalmic frames and sunglasses. Not only do they look great and are the highest quality, they also boast:
Designed in the UK
Handcrafted in Italy
Coral Eyewear Sunglasses
Coral Eyewear, Rescue Regenerate Reframe
Coral Eyewear made from recycled fishing nets
Coral Eyewear Sunglasses
ECO - EDGE Eyewear is pleased to offer a range of frames from ECO. This multiple award-winning range has to be seen to be believed. Beautiful colours, amazing shapes, and every frame we stock comes complete with a sunglass clip-on. They are made eco-friendly and sustainable materials. Even the packaging is eco-friendly.
For each frame sold they plant a tree. That's 2.9 million trees so far.
iGreen Eyewear - iGreen's amazing frames are made with eco conscious acetates, manufactured from cotton. With a revolutionary process, so that every frame is made using 50% less water and 50% less electricity. Not only that but they are fully customizable:
All frames weigh 5g
Over 90 shapes
Many size options
All frames can be matt or shiny
All frames can are available with or without nose pads
Laser cut name engraving - to truly customize them as your own
Interchangeable arms to change your look as you wish
If you can imagine a pair of glasses, iGreen can probably make it. All frames are sent with the remainder of their acetate sheet (see picture 6 below), so that you can be 100% confident that your frame of choice has been made just for you! It is possible for this remainder of the acetate sheet to be recycled, if you wish to do so.
iGreen Personalised Frame
Just like EDGE, Shamir (our main lens supplier) strongly believes in being as green as possible, and their very latest technology clearly reflects this priority.
The Metaform™ lens production process employs minimal water, chemical and energy consumption, leaving the smallest possible ecological footprint. This ensures minimal
impact on the environment.
As a bonus these truly ground-breaking lenses are also lighter, stronger, and thinner than traditional lenses.
Contact Lens Packaging
They say you can’t recycle contact lenses, but we say yes you can! In partnership with ACUVUE® and global recycling specialist TerraCycle® we are runnning a Contact Lens Recycle Programme.
Collect any brand of soft, disposable contact lenses, contact lens blister packaging and outer foils at home. Bring them into us and we will arrange for them to be recycled for no charge.
We will collect your old and unwanted glasses and, working with Recycline, send them away to be recycled. Recycline's operation is funded entirely by the sale of the recovered materials, allowing them to also donate a proportion of profits to charities to help with local and international causes. Of course, this will be done free of charge.
You can recycle: spectacles, sunglasses, safety glasses, safety goggles, and swimming goggles.