OKIA commits to more
sustainable future

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June 18, 2019

OKIA - the Hong Kong-based eyewear company known for its patented HDA® Technology – continues in its efforts to build a more sustainable future for the eyewear industry.

 To increase customers’ sensitivity to nature and draw attention to eco-friendly products, OKIA has launched www.sustainability.okia.com, dedicated to green solutions. The properties and advantages of each sustainable product by OKIA are illustrated in detail using new graphics and in combination with facts and figures about worldwide pollution. The site offers interesting tips about how to try to make the world better and save the environment.
With the green products Reshape and Bio Lens launched at Mido, this fresh, eye-catching website showcases two sustainable materials developed by OKIA: “BD8 – Bio Plastics” and “Bio Polybag”.
BD8 – Bio Plasticsis a 100% biodegradable plastic which can be naturally broken into carbon, water and bio mass. In a world where approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into the oceans every day, “BD8 – Bio Plastics” offers an eco-friendly solution: millions or even billions of eyewear and other products can be made of a bio-degradable plastic which will enrich the soil when decomposing. “BD8 – Bio Plastics” is lightweight, durable, crystal clear, hypoallergenic and suitable for a variety of colorations, designs or patterns.

One of the BD8 products,Bio Polybag”, is a biodegradable plastic eyewear bag which can be naturally broken down in 5 years. With a high tensile and impact strength, this product comes as an alternative to oxo-degradable plastic eyewear bags, as it can completely biodegrade into carbon, water and bio mass without leaving any plastic fragments behind.


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