Tag Archives: green scene

Filed under: EVENTS!

CD Upcycling Projects on April 13th!

Written by on April 1st 2013

As the second installment of our April Green Scene will be lead by our Queen of Specs. On April 13th at 12-4pm she will be holding a workshop on CD Upcycling. Remember the good ol’days when you would get those AOL cds in the mail?

Not that anyone gets those any more, but we’ve all got cds laying around that we either don’t use or are broken.  That’s where these projects come in. We will have a handful of CD Upcycling projects ranging from drums, tops, and a little bit of garden whimsy.

Hop on by and make something beautiful with our Queen of Specs, it’s sure to be a grand old time.

Continue Reading >

Filed under: NEWS!

Tyvek® can be recycled…and so can eyeglasses!

Written by on September 4th 2009

i know, i know….what does tyvek® have to do with eyewear you ask?!

well, here at eye spy optical we love our planet and do our best to reduce, reuse and recycle….but when we receive shipments from a couple of our vendors, they are in tyvek® fedex packs:-( i was always sad having to throw these envelopes in the garbage instead of in our recycling bin…

BUT NOT ANYMORE! i just found out that the tyvek® envelopes can be sent back to dupont for recycling!! Yipee, yahoo! they are #2HDPE, so technically chicago *can* recycle them, but who know what chicago does with them! dupont makes the tyvek® into alternative wood products like park benches:-)

for quantities under 25:

Turn any Tyvek® envelope inside out, so the unprinted white surface shows on the outside. Stuff the inside-out Tyvek® envelope with other used Tyvek® envelopes for recycling.

Address and mail the envelope to:
Tyvek® Recycle
Attn. Shirley B. Wright
2400 Elliham Avenue #A
Richmond, VA 23237

For other quantities and info, check out the dupont recycling page:-)

so nice! and speaking of recycling…

eye spy recycles old eyeglasses by sending them to an organization called New Eyes for the Needy.

if you cannot make it into eye spy and have eyeglasses to donate,
you can send them directly to:
New Eyes for the Needy
549 Millburn Avenue
PO Box 332
Short Hills, NJ 07078

If you have any other little-known recycling tips, please e-mail us!!

Continue Reading >