We all know the basics of reduce, reuse, recycle. A lot of folks, however, don’t think tossing those old newspapers, cans, and plastic bottles into the recycling bin can make a lasting impact. But when it comes to going green, little things like wearing eco-friendly accessories and recycling your readers can add up and make a huge difference!
About Eco-Friendly Readers
We’re proud to offer a selection of readers and sun readers made from recycled plastics and materials — shop them here! These reading glasses are just as light, durable, and value-priced as our standard readers, and they’ll put an eco-friendly smile on your face. Want something with a bit more flair? We also have readers made from sustainable bamboo. Check out the Sarasota Recycled Sun Reader. The metal hinges are nickel and lead-free — a fashionable, hypoallergenic alternative.
Recycling Your Readers
All of these philanthropies help fight against the vision care crisis by donating to children, women, and men in need of a pair of glasses! Learn more about how you can help on our Give Back page.
Facts on Going Green
Some of these might surprise you!
Recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a 100-watt light bulb for nearly four hours. A single plastic bottle would light up the room even longer.
Americans use more than 2 million plastic bottles every hour. Unfortunately, only 27% of them are currently recycled.
The benefits of recycling aren’t limited to just saving energy and natural resources. Recycling and reuse create six to ten times more jobs than landfill management and incineration.
Plastic recyclables can be transformed into any number of useful products, including fabrics, toys, park benches, and even a pair of reading glasses!
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