Try our new BIOplastic, plant-based glasses! The new BIO-frames are made from 45% vegetable oil from the castor oil plant, a hardy, fast-growing, inedible plant – and also one whose oil, when converted into a raw material, has the same great qualities as our traditional plastic spectacle frames: light, robust and durable! The BIO-based glasses are also available as computer glasses, sunglasses and sun readers.
Bioplastics are plastic materials derived from biomass (e.g. maize, beets, sugar cane, bamboo etc.), whereas traditional plastic is made from crude oil (a fossil resource). Our BIOplastic is derived from the castor oil plant – from the oil from its beans, to be precise.
Like our traditional plastic (polycarbonate) glasses, our BIOplastic glasses are quality glasses with a long lifetime. They are not made to be decomposed in nature. Like our traditional plastic glasses, our BIOplastic glasses are 100% recyclable and should be put in the plastic waste container when their useful life is up, to be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way.