World First Sunglasses Made From Recycled Shampoo Bottles

Sunglasses made from recycled shampoo bottles!

Ever wondered how many shampoo bottles end up in landfill each year? 

Recycled Shampoo Bottles

Well, it’s estimated to be around 552 million bottles per year. Quite shocking, right!

That’s why we’re super excited to have discovered these recycled unisex shampoo bottle sunglasses.

Sustainable Salons Recycled Shampoo Bottle Sunglasses

Sustainable Salons Recycled Shampoo Bottle Sunglasses

In fact, the salon behind the sunglasses, Sustainable Salons, in collaboration with Dresden Vision, have made an entire eyewear collection. Made from recycled shampoo bottles.

Aptly named ‘The Shampoo Collection’, the range boasts the world’s first sunglasses, prescription sunglasses and prescription frames created entirely out of recycled shampoo bottles.

World First Sunglasses Made From Recycled Shampoo Bottles

Sustainable Salons Recycled Shampoo Bottle Sunglasses

World First Sunglasses Made From Recycled Shampoo Bottles

This innovative and truly sustainable recycling solution will see plastic shampoo bottles collected from Sustainable Salons’ members across Australia and New Zealand. Before being recycled into the black signature Dresden frames.

With the current recycling landscape being so uncertain, Paul Frasca, Sustainable Salons’ Co-founder and Managing Director, together with Bruce Jeffreys, Dresden Vision’s Founder, are proving that pushing boundaries and thinking outside the box can result in game-changing ideas.

Paul Frasca, said, “‘The Shampoo Collection’ is an incredible introduction for the Sustainable Salons team. Through our work, we’ve rescued 89,900kg of plastic so far from landfill. And given it a new life through a range of products. 

“If you’re having your hair done at a salon, what is their recycling policy? Are they adding to the problem or becoming part of the solution? When you visit a salon that uses Sustainable Salons, you know that your waste isn’t going to landfill and that’s the message we want to share.”

The Shampoo Collection is set to launch online and in Dresden stores across the country from October 1st, 2019. And prices will start from just $89. Sustainable sunglasses selfie anyone?

World First Sunglasses Made From Recycled Shampoo Bottles

About Sustainable Salons & Dresden Vision
Sustainable Salons has been working with beauty, hair and even pet-grooming salons to rescue salon waste from landfill and find innovative repurposing solutions that benefit the planet and the community since 2015. A focus on meaningful and powerful collaborations lead Sustainable Salons to Dresden Vision; an ethical, socially and environmentally sustainable eyewear brand.

As the first comprehensive resource recovery program designed for the salon environment, Sustainable Salons has been awarded several industry accolades for its innovation and business performance. The company specialises in collecting up to 95% of the salon bin and redirecting all material for reuse, recycling and repurposing solutions. While rewarding each salon’s recycling efforts with useful items and savings for their business.

All the proceeds from recycling are donated to OzHarvest (Australia) and KiwiHarvest (New Zealand). Both charitable organisations are dedicated to fighting food waste and feeding the most vulnerable in our community. Sustainable Salons is also the largest collector of ponytails in the Southern Hemisphere. All collected ponytails 20cm or longer are distributed to charitable organisations to create wigs for those suffering from cancer or alopecia. The Sustainable Salons team continues to work tirelessly to find recycling and repurposing solutions for 100% of the waste produced in the salon environment.

If you’re looking to make a greener choice for your next hair, beauty or pet-grooming service, you can search for the nearest Sustainable Salon via the Salon Directory on Salons interested in joining the program should visit and register their details. The Business Development Manager in their area will be in contact directly.

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