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Products designed to tackle the world’s most challenging problems

Sunglasses and readers have undoubtedly become more of a fashion statement for the style conscious, but they are undeniably a necessity when it comes to seeing more clearly and protecting eyes from the sun, as well as the elements. Unfortunately, most are manufactured with materials such as plastic, metal and paint that leave behind large deposits of waste—often toxic—which contribute to a growing global crisis. According to the website, The World Counts, every year a colossal 2.12 billion tons of waste is dumped in landfills and the world’s oceans. If put on trucks, this waste would wrap around the world 24 times. Though statistics like this are alarming, they are also becoming more transparent as a new generation of companies like Blue Planet Eyewear emerge to tackle some of the planet’s most challenging problems. Building a thriving business around a mission to relieve the burden of waste, as well as help those who are visually impaired, Blue Planet Eyewear pushes the boundaries of change with fun and affordable products that have more than one purpose.

Each pair of Blue Planet Eyewear is made with recycled and/or natural materials to help eliminate waste and draw from more sustainable sources.

For every pair sold, they donate a pair of corrective glasses to a person in need via a charity organization that they partner with. They call this practice the Visualize Change Program.

Each month, the Blue Planet team volunteers in the local community as a part of their Random Acts of Kindness program

Nowadays, it is commonplace for production factories to simply dispose of excess materials. These materials contribute to the ever increasing landfills, eventually leading to toxins and carbon dioxide being released into our atmosphere and waterways; speeding up climate change and rendering our ever reducing clean water resources more deeply diminished. Since their establishment in 2009, we as a company oppose this kind of destructive cycle. By re-using the excess materials to create new eyewear, it creates a remarkably more durable, lightweight and comfortable frame. They have also incorporated other natural materials such as bamboo, Rosewood, Beechwood and Zebra Wood. Incorporating an Eco-Process™ method to the frames has saved 1000’s of lbs of excess materials from going into our landfills and oceans.

The Local Grocer carries a wide variety of Men’s & Women’s Readers & Sunglasses. For more information on Blue Planet Eyewear, check them out online. We are open seven days a week from 8am-8pm. Stop on in and try a pair on today!