Eco-Friendly Sunglasses Review & A Challenge

Last week, my husband left the 100 degree humidity of Nashville and headed to breezy 70 degree Santa Barbara where he got to wrap each work day on the quiet beach with a good book. No, I wasn’t jealous at all (she said sarcastically).  Because the blazing Tennessee sun wasn’t a strong enough reminder to pack sunglasses, he had to pick up a new pair on his trip.  You know, to make reading on the sunny beach more bearable ;-) Which leads us to this review.

Neither of us had heard of Blue Planet Sunglasses, but turns out they’re a pretty cool eco-conscious company.

  • The frames are made with recycled, reclaimed or sustainable materials, use lead free paint and nickel and lead free metals.
  • All packaging is made from more than 65% post consumer materials.
  • Their catalogs are printed on 100% recycled papers with soy inks.
  • For every pair of glasses they sell, they donate one pair to help restore sight to someone in need.

I love socially responsible companies that find simple ways to turn their good ideas into good for everyone.  David Weinstein, the Blue Planet Eyewear founder, says we must take care of Earth’s gifts with a grateful heart and give back.  I totally agree.

I found two old pair of glasses in a drawer and I’m sending them in to the Lions Club Recycle for Sight program this week.  If you have old glasses sitting around you can recycle them too.  Find the nearest Lions Eyeglass Recycling location or mail your old glasses to:

Lions Clubs International Headquarters
Attention: Receiving Department
300 W. 22nd St.
Oak Park, IL 60523

The Blue Planet Sunglasses my husband picked out are really cute and really dark, which is great because I almost always find myself squinting in the summer sun – even when I’m wearing sunglasses.  We both loved them and we’re currently arguing over who wears them better :)  Will you guys help us settle the debate?

Looking at the pics side by side I think he wins (but don’t tell him I said so). 

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  1. I’d say you win because of that pearly white smile! Great idea and thanks for sharing the address. I know I have a few pairs of glasses laying around the house that could be sent in.
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  2. Hi! I’ve never heard of Blue Planet sunglasses, but thanks to you, I think I’ll probably buy a pair!

    I was actually wondering, are the glasses your wearing one of the polarized ones?

    A reply would be greatly appreciated :)
    Or even a reply to my email at!

    Thank you! :D

    • broccolicupcake says:

      Hi Ashley – glad you like the glasses. I don’t think the ones I’m wearing ate polarized. My husband bought them and we tried to compare them to the styles on the website. We’re pretty sure they aren’t. Hope that helps.

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