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Plastic Free July

July 29, 2018

Plastic Free July

With July coming to a close, we wanted to let you know that we have supported the Plastic Free July campaign. The campaign encourages people to become more aware of their plastic use, helping to create a cleaner future for generations to come.

Plastic is everywhere and it takes behavioural changes, to adapt and adopt the will to use less plastic in day to day life.

“Right now an estimated 12.7 million tones of plastic - everything from plastic bottles and bags to microbeads - end up in oceans each year. That’s a truck load of rubbish a minute” [Greenpeace].

Ethical vintage products help to displace the need for new - our vintage spectacles are the solution if you're looking for ethical eyewear. They help to save the decline of global resources, and instead we can make use of a great product which was otherwise destined for the land fill. Our vintage spectacles all undergo a vigorous inspection and are cleaned and refurbished as required, restoring them by hand to their original and beautiful state.

We have taken a few steps to try and further reduce our plastic footprint.......

All plastic packaging inside each delivery, used to support and protect your spectacles is 100% recycled.

We do not purchase any plastic, but re-use plastic materials such as bubble wrap and polystyrene, which we obtain from a variety of sources. So whilst your bubble wrap may not be cut square to perfection, you can rest assured we have cut it with love, in an effort to try and recycle plastic packaging which is commonly considered a one use product.

To try and further our efforts we have now decided to embark on the mission to use self adhesive paper tape. This ecological alternative to Sellotape, features a long lasting natural adhesive and is 100% recyclable. In no way does this eco friendly tape compromise the safe delivery or security of customer orders. We will use up our small stock of regular tape, and soon make the switch over. 

Please be mindful when using single use plastics, together we can try to make a difference. 

 





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