Hong Kong-based eyewear company, Okia, along with the Reshape project’s ‘One Million Bottle Challenge’, have recycled 3.8 million plastic bottles. The achievement quadruples their set target of recycling one million PET plastic bottles into frames.
The recycling program takes plastic bottles, which otherwise would have clogged-up landfill and polluted the environment, and turns them into eyewear and related accessories. Five plastic bottles attribute to the creation of one pair of Reshape Eco Eyewear.
We are so excited to announce that we have not only achieved our target, but also exceeded it
“We are so excited to announce that we have not only achieved our target, but also exceeded it. With the continuous support of our customers, our collective effort has enabled us to upcycle over 3.8 million plastic bottles into eyeglasses and related accessories by 2021” said Jacky Lam, Managing Director at Okia.
Okia’s commitment has been awarded with the Special Recognition for Outstanding Sustainability Initiative (Environmental Dimension) of the Hong Kong Sustainability Awards 2020/21.