The New Costa Sunglasses Frames Are Made From Recycled Fishing Nets And They’re Badass In Every Way
Did you know that every minute the equivalent of an entire garbage truck full of plastic is dumped into our oceans worldwide? That amount grows by an estimated 640,000 tons each year and 10% of that comes from discarded fishing nets and gear. That’s a COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE number but it’s also such a large amount of waste it’s easy to sit back and think that it’s gotten so out of control that nothing can be done to fix it…Wrong.
The latest line of shades from Costa Sunglasses is part of their #KickPlastic campaign which is their commitment to reduce the amount of plastic they use as a company and reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean. The Untangled Collection from Costa Sunglasses features four new frame styles, each made from 100% recycled fishing netting. Just like every pair of Costa Sunglasses they also feature patented 580 Lightwave® Glass lenses with 100% UV protection and polarization. They also come with recycled aluminum Costa logos, PLUSfoam recyclable temple and nose pads, and a unique tumbled finish. There are two male styles (Pescador and Baffin) and two female styles (Victoria and Caldera).
For the Untangled Collection, Costa has partnered with Bureo. Bureo’s a pioneer in recycled fishnet products and they’ve figured out how to turn recycled fishing nets into some of the most comfortable sunglasses frames I’ve worn in years. Oh, did I mention that I’ve been wearing these myself for the past week? Honestly, they’re so light on my face that I practically don’t even notice they’re there. And the lenses are the same world-class 580 Lightwave® Glass lenses I’ve had on my other Costa shades so nothing’s changed there, just a cool new style.
To date, Bureo’s Net+Positiva recycling program has collected over 220,000 pounds of discarded fishing nets worldwide and with the Costa Untangled Collection, they are able to turn these discarded and recycled nets into the most innovative and best-looking shades of 2018. Here’s a quick video which details how Bureo and Costa have partnered on the Untangled Collection to clean up the oceans by removing and recycling the fishing nets down in Chile:
Pretty awesome, isn’t it? I’m sure you can find the Untangled Collection down at your nearest Bait and Tackle Shop and/or Skate Shop, but you can also shop the full collection on Costa’s website and customize the frames + lenses to your liking.