Our Bio-Collection

Since the very beginning, Opolis knew it wanted to develop a collection that would complement its StokedPlastic™ Collection and its commitment to the environment. By using the very best bio-acetate we’ve accomplished just that. With the introduction of this amazing collection we are not only able to provide our customers with a premium product but a product that doesn’t hurt the environment.


Made Sustainably.Disintegrates eventually.

But don’t worry, not sooner than you’d like.

As verified by the Belgian Organic Waste System Institute, this form of bio-acetate biodegrades in 115 days in landfills. Under normal circumstances, it can take plastics upwards of 400 YEARS to decompose completely.

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What's the Big Deal?

Acetate vs Bio-Acetate

Wake up and smell the acetate! Acetate is the main hardware ingredient in most high-end eyewear. Although durable and picturesque, its roots are far from green…

To make acetate, you need plasticizers: a substance often added to materials to make them more pliable. Unfortunately, plasticizers are petroleum-based. The material itself is not only harmful to the environment, but requires an increased CO2 output within its production. Now, as a growing number of companies have started to work green initiatives into their business models, they’re looking for a way to pivot.

Acetate’s back, baby – this time with a twist. And fewer carbon emissions! Enter Bio-Acetate, a group of plant-based polymers made from natural materials such as hemp, red pulp, and cotton seeds. From these sources, the purest parts are extracted and turned into a powder, unlike acetate’s oil-based derivatives. Through the amazing efforts of our supplier, we have found a way to replace phthalate-based plasticizers with organic additives.

Does this make Bio-Acetate the be-all, end-all of sustainable materials? Of course not. But it is a move in the right direction. And at Opolis, we are in it for the long haul.

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