Protecting the Oceans with Zeal Optics: Biodegradable Sunglasses

Over 150 plastic bottles litter each mile of beaches in the UK; 100,000 marine mammals and a million sea birds are killed by marine plastic every year; and if current rates of pollution continue the amount of plastic in the oceans will outweigh the entire fish population by 2050.

If you count yourself amongst the 84% of British people who are concerned about the state of our world’s seas, we’d like to introduce you to the stunning range of biodegradable sunglasses from Zeal Optics.

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Zeal Optics Sunglasses | Drifter | Torched Woodgrain | 11322


Zeal Optics was founded around a core mission to produce exceptional fashion-forward eyewear that that both enhance your time outdoors and protect the natural views that most inspire us – from the roaring oceans to the sublime mountains.

Sacrificing none of its stylish aesthetic, the entire collection of Zeal Optics sunglasses is predominantly crafted from sustainable sourced plant-based materials.  While most eyewear lenses are manufactured from petroleum plastics, Zeal Optics sunglasses use Ellume polarized lenses forged from a unique plant-based polymer which maximises contrast and allows you to experience the Great Outdoors with absolute clarity.  The lightweight frames themselves are forged from Z-Resin, a unique material derived from the castor plant, significantly reducing the carbon footprint of every pair.

But the brand’s commitment to producing some of the most environmentally friendly products on the planet doesn’t stop at materials.  Zeal Optics has also eliminated the use of fossil fuels from its manufacturing process, exclusively using renewable resources to craft its collection of biodegradable sunglasses and glasses.

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Zeal Optics Sunglasses | Crowley | Ivory Tortoise | 11473


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Zeal Optics Sunglasses | Emerson | Gold Tortoise | 11115


Zeal Optics’ pioneering innovations in lens technology help you see more clearly, protecting both your eyes and the world around you.  Ellume polarised lenses block 100% of UV rays, eliminate glare and also filter out 95% of harmful blue light – this level of protection gives you an exceptional vision experience, with unparalleled colour contrast and depth perception.

But perhaps you’re looking for an eyewear solution that gives you clarity both inside and in the Great Outdoors?  Zeal Optics sunglasses’ ‘Auto Sun’ collection combines photochromatic technology and polarised protection into a single lens which darkens in the bright sunshine and clears indoors to give you the best vision experience whatever the light conditions.

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Zeal Optics Sunglasses | Cascade | Navy Blue | 11171


Zeal Optics sunglasses are built for people who live for adventures in the Great Outdoors, so every aspect of the brand’s biodegradable sunglasses is engineered to survive both day-to-day wear and tear and the most extreme outdoors conditions.  But not everyone is lucky enough to experience adventures up mountains, on rivers or out in the oceans, so Zeal Optics works with an array of charitable organisations to give bring inspirational outdoors experiences to those who’ve never had the opportunity.

By living a sustainable ethos, the brand operates in harmony with the natural world, asking one central question – why destroy the environments that eyewear helps you experience?

So, if you’d like to join the Zeal Optics movement and invest in a stylish new pair of biodegradable sunglasses, visit the Hodd Barnes & Dickins City Branch and try on a range of environmentally friendly eyewear from this pioneering brand.