CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY WITH #SHADES4SEAS
International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17 is a promise to bring cleanliness and purity to nature as a whole. The day was started as a way to raise awareness about the growing pollution on various beaches of the world. Single-use plastics and a lack of recycling are just two of the main factors that have led to severely high levels of pollution in the environment, particularly in the oceans that make up over 70% of our planet. For every mile of ocean, there are at least 46,000 pieces of plastic debris floating within said distance.
As part of our Connect & Protect program, for every sunglass, goggle or accessory lens purchased on September 17th, Zeal Optics will partner with Plastic Oceans International to clean 10,000 square feet of coastline for a year. Celebrate the outdoors and help protect the wild waters we love.
1 Lens = You Guessed It...
Our entire lens collection is built around state-of-the-art lens technology that literally changes the way you see the mountain.
1 Sunglass = 10,000 sq ft of Clean Coastline
Using plant-based resources in our manufacturing, we create sunglasses that enhance your time outdoors while working to protect the environment.
Plastic Oceans International
Plastic Oceans International is a US-based non-profit organization working to end plastic pollution and to foster sustainable communities worldwide. They operate with the belief that we can and must act at the local level in order to create change on a global scale.
They pursue their work in four program areas: Education, Activism, Advocacy and Science. Through projects that are aligned with these programs, and that embrace circular principals, they seek to inspire action that can lead to changes in consumer behavior, corporate practices and public policy. Collectively, these changes will lead to a reduction in plastic pollution, an increase in regenerative communities and a healthier and more equitable planet for all.
To amplify their efforts, and to service as primary tools of education, Plastic Oceans produces a wide variety of films and other digital content.
Who is Plastic Oceans International and how do they make the world a better place?
1% For The Planet
At Zeal Optics, we are passionate about giving back to the places we love to explore so much. We’re proud to be a member of the 1% For The Planet family, and donate 1% of our gross sales to non-profits that work to protect the wild places that give us so much inspiration, R&D opportunities, adventure and solace.