Thursday, November 30, 2023 8:30 AM
VAUGHAN, Ontario—On November 15, 2023, also known as America Recycles Day, Bausch + Lomb announced that its One by One and Biotrue Eye Care recycling programs
have collected a total of 76,645,000 million units, or 464,100 pounds, of used contact lenses, eye care and lens care materials in the United States. This is equal to the weight of 140 hippos.
Thursday, November 30, 2023 8:25 AM
MILAN—The organizers of Mido, the largest international eyewear trade exhibition, to be held Feb. 3-5, 2024 at the Rho-Pero Center in Milan, announced that they have extended the deadline for applications for the 2024 Certified Sustainability Awards until Dec 15. Details about the expanded 2024 awards and entry information are posted here
Thursday, November 30, 2023 8:20 AM
What’s New: Raen
has launched a sun collection made with M49 acetate from Mazzucchelli
Sustainable Polymaide Lenses. New sun styles include Remmy and Huxton, Wiley, Rece, Rune, Nikol, Phonos and Mystiq.
Thursday, November 30, 2023 8:15 AM
What’s New: WestGroupe
is presenting the Fall 2023 collection from One True Pair
Thursday, November 30, 2023 8:10 AM
describes itself as an “impact network,” with a mission “to transform the luxury industry, for the good of all. To shape a sustainable future, we work with our clients to help redefine business models and rebuild consumer trust.” The group offers a range of programs, courses, special events and international recognition awards which are known around the world.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 11:44 AM
In 1987, the United Nations Brundtland Commission defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” In other words, it’s our society’s ability to exist and develop without depleting all of the natural resources needed to live in the future. Natural disasters, such as storms, wildfires and floods, have prompted even more attention to the environment and scrutiny of how everyday items are made, used and disposed of, including eyewear. Across the industry, eyewear companies are adopting and advancing sustainable practices for materials, production and packaging for their part in securing a healthy world future. Read More
Thursday, November 9, 2023 8:30 AM
Sustainability continues to grow in the optical arena. More sustainable eyewear options are available than ever, with companies utilizing sustainable materials for frames, lenses and packaging as well as implementing practices that are more friendly to the environment. Consumers have responded as they do their part in committing to eyewear products with ecologically conscious manufacturing.
Thursday, November 9, 2023 8:25 AM
NEW YORK—As part of its CSR platform Eyes on Tomorrow, Marchon Eyewear
has continued its commitment to producing eyewear from recycled and bio-based materials. In 2022, Marchon produced a quarter of its frames from recycled and bio-based materials—in 2023, the company is on track to hit 35 percent. President Thomas Burkhardt has set a goal of making at least 50 percent of frames with these materials by 2025.
Thursday, November 9, 2023 8:20 AM
What’s New: The McGee Group
is presenting four new optical styles from Argyleculture
, all part of the brand’s Recycled Materials collection. The new styles are Dion, Omar, Turner and Wallen.
Thursday, November 9, 2023 8:15 AM
What’s New: SD Eyes
is introducing the Autumn/Winter 2024 Collection for C-Zone
. This new collection includes 26 styles.
Thursday, November 9, 2023 8:10 AM
WATERLOO, Ontario—The Centre for Ocular Research & Education
(CORE) has published a series of infographics in 25 diverse languages that encourage responsible contact lens recycling and disposal. The initiative resulted from widespread positive feedback about four English-only versions released earlier this year.
Friday, October 27, 2023 8:30 AM
JUPITER, Fla.—Costa Sunglasses
go hand in hand with life on the water for millions of people worldwide—a fact that the team behind Costa does not take for granted. The brand has long been committed to protecting the Earth’s waterways through various means, from beach cleanups to groundbreaking recycling programs—but its most recent project, the Marlin Fly Project, took this commitment somewhere totally new.
Friday, October 27, 2023 8:25 AM
WASHINGTON D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC) is committed to transforming how our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED
, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the most widely-used green building system. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement, and it is backed by an entire industry of committed organizations and individuals paving the way for market transformation.
Friday, October 27, 2023 8:20 AM
What’s New: Andy Wolf
has received the Silmo d’Or award in the designer eyewear sunglass category for its new Blossom sunglass frames, made with Eastman
Friday, October 27, 2023 8:15 AM
What’s New: L’Amy America
is introducing three new styles to its Ben Sherman
ophthalmic collection. The new styles are Beech, Cannon and Moorgate. Beech is a squared-off silhouette in translucent gradient acetate and paired with wide shark-fin temples. It is available in brown gradient, gray gradient and blue gradient. Cannon is a recycled stainless steel frame in an updated rectangular silhouette. It features a laser-engraved decorative stripe beginning on the frontal end pieces and extending to the temples. It is available in black, brown and green. Finally, Moorgate is a semi-rimless rectangular frame with tonal coloration. It is available in black, gunmetal and navy.