“Our oceans are choking with plastic waste. As a surfer, I see it every day and it’s devastating. We simply have to come up with more sustainable ways to repurpose the plastic that is already in circulation. We all have a responsibility to live more sustainably and at CARVE we’re striving to be better global citizens everyday”, – Matt Whyte, CARVE CEO.
In an effort to help stop plastic waste finding its way into our oceans, we’ve teamed up with OceanBound Plastics, to collect plastic debris within 50kms of a coastline or waterway in communities around the world that do not have formal waste collection systems.
This ‘source’ plastic is shipped to OceanBound Plastics’ processing plants in California and North Carolina, USA, where it is repurposed into HDPE resin.
CARVE’s manufacturer then turns the resin into 100 percent recycled sunglass frames. Our Recycled Ocean Bound Plastic sunglass frames are also fully recyclable through most council recycling streams, further supporting a circular economy.