In 2018, Matt Petersen (the former CEO of Global Green and Los Angeles’ first Chief Sustainability Officer) joined LOOK OPTIC’s Advisory Board. Since this time, management has been working with Matt to improve company operations and their impact on the environment.
While the company has reduced its packaging size and developed new cases made from recycled plastic, the core focus has been two major issues. One, helping those in need obtain reading glasses (the World Health Organization estimates this to number to be over 700M people worldwide) and, two, reduce the number of old frames (currently estimated at 4M+ each year) showing up in our oceans and landfills.
To this end, LOOK OPTIC has established partnerships with Lion’s Club to help upcycle and redistribute old frames. And with TerraCycle to assist in recycling the hard to recycle (lenses and hinges), being one of the first eyewear brands to commit to zero waste while turning such into running tracks, playgrounds, and more.
The vision, says co-founder Andrew Leary “to become an industry leader and to not only attain zero waste but, whenever possible, create frames from fully recycled materials. Thus, in time, with every purchase, and with every pair customers send back to us to be recycled/upcycled they will be working to close the loop and to help protect our environment.”
To learn more about recycling your glasses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the necessary information on how to recycle or up-cycle your existing frames.