The first product made with plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

100% of the proceeds go towards the
continuation of the cleanup

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Made to Clean

Made to Clean

As a non-profit, all proceeds go to funding our cleanup – turning the pollution of yesterday into the cleanup of tomorrow.

From the Ocean

From the Ocean

Every step of the journey - from pollution to product - is tracked and audited by DNV GL to certify that the plastic is truly from the patch.

Join  the mission

Join the mission

Amplify your support by sharing with your friends and help us clean 500,000 football fields worth of ocean.

THE SUNGLASSES

Our sunglasses are made from plastic we removed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch during our operations in 2019. Designed in California by Yves Béhar and made in Italy by Safilo – this is probably the most stylish way you can help rid the oceans of plastic. And, should the time come, they’ve been designed to be easily recycled.

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CLEANUP FRAMES
Designed to resemble the ocean and from the ocean: the frames are made with plastic certified to be from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, caught during the System 001/B campaign in 2019.

certificate by DNV GL - plastic retrieved from oceans
LENSES
High-quality polarized lenses. They're the ultimate choice for comfort and protection during your activity of choice. The lenses are category 3 with UV 400 protection and can be switched to prescription sunglasses lenses by your optician.
HINGES
All metal parts, including the hinges, are made of strong and durable stainless steel. The special hinge design allows for easy disassembly, making recycling at end of life feasible for all separate parts.
YOUR QR CODE
Each pair features a unique QR code, allowing you to explore (and share with your friends) the origin story of the plastic used to make your sunglasses. By linking them with the QR code, you enable the lost & found feature that lets us connect them to you if someone finds them.
WILSON CASE
Recycled from our very own System 001, aka “Wilson” - this system will always have a special place in our hearts and now it gets a new life as the case for your sunglasses.
BIG BAG POUCH
The pouch carrying the sunglasses is styled like the big bags used to transport plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Made to Clean

Made to Clean

100% of the proceeds from the sales of these sunglasses will go directly to continued cleanup operations. When we return to the patch, because of your support, we estimate that we can clean an area equivalent to 24 football fields of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch from the proceeds of just one pair of sunglasses. If we sell every pair, that means we could clean half a million football fields worth of ocean.

From the Ocean

From the Ocean

From the ocean to landing in your hands, we want to give you transparency in our process. We caught our first plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 2019 and we tracked and traced the entire process, which was audited by independent certification body, DNV GL. We have also carbon compensated for fuel emissions during the offshore campaign.

Now, by supporting our mission, you can give this plastic a second chance and help turn a problem into a solution.

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Join us in the largest cleanupin history

Join us in the
largest cleanup
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Your support is the reason we are here today and the only way we can reach our goal of clean oceans. Together we can clean half a million football fields worth of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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worth of ocean cleaning funded, of our goal of 500,000

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Marc ter Kuile

The Ocean Cleanup makes me optimistic about the future.

Nonna V

It’s imperative that we take responsibility and clean our water ways for future generations.

Marieka

I live in Nevada now but I was born in Schiedam, Netherlands and couldn’t be prouder of our country than I am right now!

Linda M

Contributing to a group who is actually making a difference to our planet feels amazing! Thank you and keep up the great work!

3miliadesign

to save nature where i can, to help in this project means that there is a chance that sea-life don't have to eat plastic any more.

Firehawke

I have been following the amazing nonprofit The Ocean Cleanup project since nearly its inception. I am proud to be a member.

Peter Wit

Here we can all make a difference: Take the plastic out that is in and even more important Stop new plastic from getting in (Interceptors)

Boswachter Michiel

Let’s leave this world a bit better than we found it.

David

Promoting such a thing is not only a matter of course, but also joy and honor. Thanks for making the world a better place.

The Russell’s

Love!!

Mariana BF5

Very proud to support the cleaning of our oceans

HenryLopezJR

We must take care of the planet. I support great minds and great ideas. Id like to make a positive impact and less suffering to the Earth.

Andrea

Happy to contribute with a great idea and technology used for the right reasons: this is the only possible future!

Casparhattink

This feels like investing in my own future, completely worth it.

ValérieDH

I'm Happy to be part of this project ! I'm full of hope for nature now !

Tjadde van Vondelen

A small contribution to a better world! Inspiring what you guys are doing! I'll wear them with pride!

FRANKLIN SMITH

Well I hope Europe will start cleaning up the Mediterranean Sea in the same way, By the way nice glasses.

Michiel van der Ros

I’m proud to have brought in The Ocean Cleanup as new customer to Flex. As Official Partner, we can help rid our oceans of plastic

Okkie

Good job guys, keep on claening the oceans. Everyone should try to contribute on their own way, to make the planet a lot cleaner!

LP

I'm so proud of The Ocean Cleanup. The vision is beautiful and the work vital. Thrilled to continue to support and soon wear it!

Rogier H

Happy to support the fantastic effort by The Ocean Cleanup to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, so inspired....please support them too!

Brinsfield

Having taught environmental science for 10 years, I have yet to find a stronger and more likely to succeed project with the same goal!! GOGO

JW

Cleaning the Ocean is like cleaning up your home. I think nobody wants to live in a dirty place. Get-Up and Clean-Up 😎

Abuis

I love nature and everything in it. And plastic isn't supposed to be in it. I am proud to be able to support your efforts. Keep it up!

Esteve

Sóc català i aquí també tenim molt plàstic allotjat a la Mediterrània però també em sembla perfecte que aquesta feina de neteja arribi arreu

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From working and watching the launch of System 001, to seeing these glasses is truly amazing. The overall project just gives me hope for our future.

Toby Harriman, Photographer & Content Creator

BEYOND honored to be an Ambassador and Supporter of such a Trailblazing Company that focuses on Solutions and Problem-Solving. This is a MAJOR step forward in ridding the Planet of Plastic Pollution

Ronen Rubinstein, Actor

Happy to have helped DNV GL develop an international standard that will ensure transparency in ocean plastic claims.

David, QESH Manager at The Ocean Cleanup

For me The Ocean Cleanup is one of the wonders of the sea. Boyan Slat inspires people and firms to simply act, and I have huge respect for that.

Sharon Pieksma, Miss Universe Netherlands 2019

Plastic debris taken out of the ocean with my own hands, made into beautiful sunglasses. Could not be happier with the result.

Jaap, Design Engineer at The Ocean Cleanup

I’m really honored and inspired to join The Ocean Cleanup Team, giving me a chance to share these amazing new ways of catching some of the plastic in our rivers and oceans, lets bring back the beauty we once had.

Francisco Porcella, Pro Surfer

Crazy to think that only a year ago, this was still harmful trash in the middle of the ocean, and now it’s something useful and beautiful.

Boyan Slat, CEO

Amazing how one pair of sunglasses enables the cleanup of 24 football fields in the future!

Nico Rosberg, Sustainability Entrepreneur & Formula One Champion

I am very proud of this new project with The Ocean Cleanup to give a second life to the plastic collected from the ocean. Our team worked hard to combine our long history of eyewear manufacturing with material innovations to ensure the high quality, stylistic content and uniqueness of this final product.

Angelo Trocchia, CEO at Safilo

Transforming the trash into The Ocean Cleanup material has been a real journey. To now see the material be the hero of this product is truly amazing.

Eva, Material Development Manager

Specs

Size

Size

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Frame size:
Unisex model
52/21/140 

52 refers to the lens width in mm
21 refers to the ‘bridge size’ in mm, which is the width of the part that goes over the nose
140 refers to the temple length in mm

If you are unsure whether this size will fit you, you can compare this with a pair of (sun)glasses that you currently own, or try a similar size to see if it fits.

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Lenses

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Polarized for ultimate comfort and clear view
Category 3
UV 400 protection

Look and Feel

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Frame: Navy blue in 2 shades
Hinges: Turquoise glossy
Brand plate: Turquoise glossy, with silver The Ocean Cleanup logo
Case: A tribute to System 001, a.k.a. "Wilson" - black, matte finish - embossed The Ocean Cleanup logo
Pouch: Resembles the big bags used to store the plastic to transport it from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - white with dark blue text and turquoise strap

Material

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Frame: The Ocean CleanupTM plastic - 95% recycled plastic certified from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
Lenses: Polycarbonate (PC)
Hinges, Brand and QR Code Plates: Recycled stainless steel
Case: Recycled System 001 a.k.a. Wilson. High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
Pouch: Recycled PET bottles

Shipping

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Shipment costs are included in the price. This includes all costs of delivery and custom duties.

We aim to ship your order on the next business day.
Delivery time depends on your location, and delivery days are Monday to Saturday with the exception of national holidays. You will receive a track and trace code via email, and you will be able to find the tracking number in your account.

In this FAQ you will find more information about shipping including the estimated delivery time for your region.

Countries we ship to: United States, Canada, all EU countries, United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Monaco, Andorra and Liechtenstein, New Zealand, and Australia.

Returns and warranty

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14 days return right: If for any reason you decide to return your product, you can do so within the first 14 days after delivery and at your own cost. You will receive a refund. Please check this FAQ for more information. If you wish to use this 14-days-return right, please contact us via the contact form.

Warranty: We offer a 2 year warranty period. Please check the FAQ for more information on this warranty. In case of any complaints about the product, you can contact us via the contact form.

Gifting

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If you would like to gift the sunglasses to someone else, you can do as follows:

1) Initiate checkout
2) Fill in your own billing details

3) Tick the box “Is this a gift?”

4) You can choose to have the sunglasses shipped to yourself or directly to the recipient. If you ship to the recipient, be sure to add the phone number of the recipient so he/she can be called at for delivery (if needed)

5) Proceed to payment

6) You will receive the receipt per emails, as well as updates related to the shipping status.
You will also receive guidelines on how you can enhance the gifting experience to the user including a gift template, if you would like to share something to the receiver before the sunglasses have arrived.

To learn more, read our gifting FAQ

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