America Recycles Day: 16 Artistic Ways Reuse- Recycle Eyewear

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To celebrate America Recycle Day (Nov. 15th) we are showing some of our favorite eyeglass reusesL chandeliers, to lamps to art. You can also recycle your old lenses and eyewear to organizations like the Lions Club.

541 Gotti Sunglasses were reused celebrate their 20th anniversary.


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gotti-eyeglass chandlier

Ran across this wonderful quirky example of reclaimed optical lenses (reused) decor with the featured (Eyeglass Chandelier)

Terracycle's Reused Eyeglasses in Mexico
Terracycle’s Reused Eyeglasses in Mexico

See more pictures of this fun, fun house here.





You have to love this Holiday wreath made with eyewear. This is from a Flickr Group called Shades To Wear, Time to Share. believe this was in the window of a Sunglass Hut. This would be a fun thing to make for any season and any type of old eyewear. Great eyewear reuse.

Flicker group
Flicker group

One of the ways you can get rid of old eyeglasses is to use in Art. Ran across this incredible Mirror made from old frames. Made with mirrors, scrapwood and painted old sunglasses

Salvage Creator Stuart Haygarth created an eye-catching eyeglass Chandelier, reusing discarded eyeglasses into an eco chandelier. Spectacle used 1020 pairs of discarded RX eyeglasses, with a smaller size constructed from 620 pairs

A lamp shade made of 40 mirrored aviator glasse

Haygarth Eyeglass Cube

Also by Stuart Haygarth: Called Optical The 1.5m diameter chandelier, contains 3,000 lenses from unwanted eyeglasses,  premiered at the Trash Luxe exhibition at Liberty in London.

 White Chandelier by Winnie Lui: Look closely and see the use of everyday trash, including eyeglass frames


Another Chandelier by Stuart Haygarth is called Tide Chandlier. Made from objects, including Eyeglass  Frames from items washed up on the beach.

Not to be outdone, Europtics new store in Cherry Creek, took all those old dusty, I want to go away frames and put them into the ceiling.

Eyeglass Ceiling



Today’s Post is sponsored by MODO eyewear ECO Eyewear Collection. ECO eyewear is made with eco friendly materials and plants trees for every frame sold.

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