The Bio-Resin Raw Material ProcessThe Bio-Resin Raw Material Process is part of our Kick Plastic initiative to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our planet’s waters. Our earth-friendly bio-resin frames are durable and lightweight, and hold their shape under the harshest conditions.
Seeds from the castor plant are harvested and processed into castor oil.
Castor oil is used to produce a natural raw material known as bio-based plastic resin.
Use of bio-based resin vs. petroleum based resin offers a 70% reduction in emissions and our overall carbon footprint.
Bio-Resin is the foundation for our plastic sunglass line of frames. And unlike petroleum plastics, they don't take 500 years to break down.
Our process is comprised of several technological advancements that have a major impact on sustaining our planet and it's oceans.
Shown: Saltbreak in Matte Black with Green Mirror Polarized with Costa's 580 technology.