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Sunglasses made from ocean plastic to support clean waves

Clean Waves, a creative fundraising platform aimed at boosting the use of eco-innovative material in fashion and industrial design, launches a series of 3 limited-edition sunglasses, made from plastic retrieved from the ocean. Starting today, you can sign up for the waitlist.

Plastic pollutes our oceans, breaking down into small pieces that are mistaken for food by marine animals, and ending up on our own plates.

Clean Wave is an initiative born from the collaboration between Mexican beer brand Corona and Parley for the Oceans. The sunglasses are made from Ocean Plastic, a range of premium materials made from upcycled plastic waste by Parley, intercepted from the oceans, shorelines, and coastal communities. The sunglasses are the first product Clean Waves launches, incorporating new forms of upcycled marine debris.

Each pair of sunglasses features individual geographical coordinates, which connect the glasses with a specific place impacted by plastic pollution. Through their purchase, the customer helps protect this place. The first edition of sunglasses launches models linking to islands in Maldives, Palau and Bali.

Currently, plastic types PET, Nylon 6 and HDPE are the most valuable when it comes to recycling. In addition to these, Clean Waves will also aim to transform polypropylene (PP) into new forms of Ocean Plastic.

Parley and Corona have committed to protect 100 islands by 2020, and for every 100 pairs of sunglasses sold, they expand by protecting one more island against marine plastic pollution for one year. You can sign up for the waitlist for the sunglasses here (prices range from €245 – €265 ($300 – $320) per pair).

Earlier, Parley for the Oceans partnered with Adidas to create sneakers from ocean debris. Click here for the full story.

For other initiatives for cleaner oceans, click here.

Photos: Clean Waves