Sustainable Material Information

All injection plastics are traded as pellets, made from virgin material, recycled material, bio-matter in a variety of combinations. Sunshades are working diligently to achieve supply chain transparency where possible.

RA30 - RECYCLED ACRYLIC (PMMA)

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Key Feature: Recycled content

Applications: Injection frames | demo lens

Brands Available: Le Sustain, Le Specs Blue Light, The Book Club, Cancer Council

Premium recycled acrylic material made from 70% recycled PMMA, and 30% stabilized PMMA.


Carefully selected for its gloss finish and recycled properties, this material is certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).

rPET - RECYCLED PET

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Key Feature: Recycled content

Applications: Injection frames

Brands available: Le Sustain, The Book Club 

Recycled material made from 30% recycled optical grade PET certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS), combined with 70% stabilized PET. 


Featuring a gloss finish and smooth touch, this material will not warp and does not contain bisphenol A (BPA) or bisphenol S (BPS).

REPC - RECYCLED POLYCARBONATE (rPC)

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Key Feature: Recycled content

Applications Injection frames

Brands available: Aire, Cancer Council

Polycarbonate is one of the toughest plastics available, with high impact resistance.


Offering a smooth gloss finish and an endless variety of colours, recycled polycarbonate offers the same durability as virgin polycarbonate.

Global Recycle Standard (GRS) Certified.

BIOA - BIO-ACETATE

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Key Feature: Organic compounds & Biodegradable

Applications Premium handmade acetate frames

Brands available: Oroton, Karen Walker, Le Specs (Optical & RX Suns)

Produced by respected acetate manufacturers including Mazzucchelli, Jimei and Jinyu, the features of bio acetate focus on removing chemical plasticisers from acetate sheets for 100% biodegradability.

Bio acetate testing shows that it in controlled composting conditions it breaks down in 115 days, faster than standard EN12432 (2000) stipulates; biodegradation within 180 days.

Bisphenol A (BPA) and bisphenol S (BPS) free. 

TGRA - TRUEGRASSES

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Key Feature: Recycled & Bio-Based

Other Names: Le Sustain | meadow grass | Bio-plastic

Applications: Injection frames

Brands available: Le Sustain

An innovative new bio-plastic, Truegrass combines sustainably sourced meadow grass (30%) supplied and verified by BioWert, Germany and post-consumer recycled polypropylene (70%) into a composite material known as Agriplast. 

This material will not warp and does not contain bisphenol A (BPA) or bisphenol S (BPS).

Global Recycle Standard (GRS) Certified.

HPA8 - RICE-STRAW

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Key Feature: Recycled & Bio-Based

Applications: Injection product

Brands available: Le Sustain, The Book Club

Sourcing from key rice growing regions of China and Taiwan, innovative bio-plastic producer Truegrasses has harnessed the properties of this agricultural waste product for its biomass potential.


A by-product normally burned on site after grain is harvested, rice straw is transformed to make up 35% of this new material combined with 65% post-consumer recycled polypropylene (PP).


An organic, flecked look and tactile matte finish propels this bioplastic to the frontline of sustainable plastic alternatives.

Global Recycle Standard (GRS) Certified.

TRTN - TRITAN (BPA-FREE)

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Key Feature: Recyclable

Applications Injection frames

Brands available: Le Sustain, The Book Club, Indescratchables

This plastic became freely available around the time The Book Club was founded.


Tritan plastic is BPA-free, flexible, lightweight, uses less energy in production compared to PC and can be recycled at level 7 (other) easily when the material is dyed rather than painted.

RILS - GR850 RILSAN (BIO-PLASTIC)

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Key Feature: Bio-Based

Applications Injection made frames

Brands available: Indescratchables

Bio-plastics are either fully or partially made from renewable resources, phasing out the use of non-renewable virgin petroleum in plastic manufacturing.


Rilsan derives between 45% and 65% of their ingredients from castor bean oil, depending on the grade of pellet used.

COFF - COFFEE GROUNDS

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Key Feature: Recycled & Bio-Based

Applications Injection frames

Brands available: Le Sustain

Using a by-product of the coffee industry, this innovative material is made from 30% coffee grounds combined with 70% stabilized (PP).


Featuring an organic, flecked look and tactile matte finish, this material will not warp and does not contain bisphenol A (BPA) or bisphenol S (BPS). 

T110 - ECOZEN T110

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Key Feature: Bio Plant Content

Applications Injection frames

Brands available: Le Specs

Bio-plastics are either fully or partially made from renewable resources, phasing out the use of non-renewable virgin petroleum in plastic manufacturing. Ecozen is made from 10% plant-derived biomass components.

This material will not warp, is scratch-resistant, and does not contain bisphenol A (BPA) or bisphenol S (BPS).

RCPE - RECYCLED CO-POLYESTER

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Key Feature: Recycled content

Applications Injection frames

Brands available: Le Sustain

Made from 100% recycled post-consumer waste – recycling food containers and water bottles.


Developed and chosen for its 100% recycled properties, this unique co-polyester material has a luxuriously smooth and glossy touch and offers superb durability. Following vigorous testing, this innovative material will not warp, is scratch-resistant, and does not contain bisphenol A (BPA) or bisphenol S (BPS).

Global Recycle Standard (GRS) Certified.