Opolis Optics snow goggles, powered by StokedPlastics, are made from water bottles found near the ocean. Each pair contains content from 10 recycled water bottles. Photo courtesy of Business Wire

LOS ANGELES—StokedPlastics, a leader in environmental and plastic innovation, has announced that it is supplying sustainable eyewear company Opolis Optics with content made from recycled water bottles for its frames, microfibre cleaning cloths and pouches. Each pair of eyewear contains content from 10 recycled water bottles found near the ocean, the company said.

StokedPlastics’ founder James Merrill said, "We aim to clean up the oceans while showcasing the game-changing potential of StokedPlastic. If we’re going to make an environmental dent, then we must hold ourselves to a higher standard. For us, that’s positioning StokedPlastic as the gold standard as we continue to research and drive progress toward incorporating 100 percent recycled water bottle content into every product.”

StokedPlastic pellets are crafted from recycled plastic water bottles sourced from global recycling partners throughout Indonesia and Asian coastlines. According to the company, these pellets boast superior durability, flexibility, carbon efficiency and circularity compared with traditional injection-molded plastics.

The company’s patent-pending performance plastic incorporates more than 25 percent recycled plastic by weight, higher than the 2 percent to 3 percent utilized in conventional recycling methods. The StokedPlastics team is composed of experts in materials science, scaling companies, luxury eyewear, international supply chain management and military veterans, according to the company.