Article nr: 109762_Regrind
In collaboration with a number of industry partners and organizations EOE has set up stations to collect old glasses and give them a new life.
- In the north of Sweden, thousands of collected glasses are dismantled and sorted into different color and quality schemes every month. Thereafter the recycling process – the regrinding – begins. The frames are shattered into small pieces and the metallic parts are filtered out. About 98% of the material is being recycled. The result from the regrinding is millions of small, irregular pieces of acetate - the new raw material.
- The millions of acetate pieces that comes out of the regrinding recycling process are put together into new bricks, by high pressure and heat. When the bricks are finished, the process looks the same as for making a pair of regular glasses. The new frames are cut out from the bricks and then put together with metallic pieces made of Swedish recycled steel.
This label shows that the product is a more sustainable alternative.