Recycled Ocean Plastic Collection
Our StokedPlastic™️ collection is made of 100% recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate also known as rPET. Polyethyune Terapthalate is the main ingredient in plastic bottles. To ensure we are helping to leave the planet better than we left it Opolis Optics has teamed up with local rPET manufacturers based in Bali, Manila, and Nairobi to assist in the cleanup of their beaches, oceans and landfills while ensuring that local businesses that are making a positive impact on their community and environment are being recognized and rewarded.
From Ocean Trash to
By 2050, it’s projected there will be more plastic than marine life in the ocean. That is terrifying to us. So Opolis is doing something about it. We’re removing the most common piece of garbage that litters our oceans and landfills and turning them into stunning, premium eyewear. This is where style meets sustainability.
PET vs. rPET
PET is short for Polyethylene Terephthalate. Sounds scary, but it’s just the chemical name for polyester. The main difference between PET and rPET is that rPET stands for recycled PET which has direct affilation with outbound plasitc or plastic found in the envrionment. Because we are committed to clean our oceans and landfills we have choosen to use rPET as our material source.
Look, 9 million TONS of plastic waste spill into our oceans every year, and PET is one of the most commonly used plastics out there. It’s found in most water and soda bottles, and some packaging materials. Have you ever seen the #1 in the triangular “chasing arrows code” on your Poland Springs bottle? That signifies a PET material. It’s usually intended for single-use applications, which is why our oceans and landfills are RIDDLED with it.
Opolis’ network of advocates in Bali, Nairobi, and Manila collect this ocean and landfill plastic, whereupon bottles are cleaned, heated, sorted, and the usable plastics are broken down. The rPET/upcycled materials are then shipped via climate-neutral shipping to our facilities in China, where Opolis eyewear is manufactured. Browse Opolis’ rPET collection and give the world’s most useful plastic a second life.
We believe in reincarnation
(for plastic anyways).