Costa Launches Glasses Collection Made From Recycled Fishing Nets

Costa Sunglasses has joined forces with Bureo, a company working to prevent discarded fishing nets from polluting oceans and harming marine life. The partnership recycles these discarded nets into sunglass frames.

Costa is one of five companies who currently partner with Bureo to transform the discarded fishing nets into higher value end-products. Others include Humanscale (ergonomic chairs), Jenga (games), Carver (skateboards), Future fins (surf fins). Bureo is supported by Tin Shed Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Patagonia which invests in start-ups that offer solutions to environmental challenges.

Since 2013 Bureo has collected over 185,000 kilograms of discarded nets from 26 communities in Chile. They provide funds to the local communities helping to finance projects which support sustainable development in those communities.

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