Master optiboarder, (OptiBoard_ Jerry Huang came up this these flat eyeglasses which he made from coke cans.
‘The backing support sheet to laminate the coke aluminum can is made of “TAC” plastic, the same material that is used to make polarized lenses. I only obtained 2 scrap strips from the manufacturer for the purpose of testing whether the material can be used to make frames. I found the material is be very strong, flexible, and durable. It is strong and flexible enough to hold a 4.5 base curve RX lens (or less base curve lens) in place. Opticans can utilize this scrap material to customize their own frame design
My design concept originated to keep our environment green. In factoring to utilize recyclable cans to make cool looking added value products. Nowdays, the fashion statement from high end accessories still emphasis luxury material such as gold, silver, diamond, crystals…etc. Other than formal occassion recycle items are also available for cool looking conversation at causal expense. For example: aluminum cans, worn bicycle tires, textile fabrics, junk cars and more can be converted/recycle to high value commercial items as we observed closely in our livehood!
- A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days.
- An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now!
- Currently, in the United States, around 113,204 aluminum cans are recycled in an average minute.
Recycling Aluminum saves money
- In three months, Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild the commercial air fleet.
- Americans throw away and do not recycle 1500 Aluminum Cans per second.
- Americans threw away half a million tons of aluminum last year, worth nearly $800 million.
Recycling Aluminum (window sills, foil, cans, etc) can reduce our Addiction to Oil
- The energy needed to replace the aluminum cans discarded in the United States each year could power a city the size of Atlanta for a year
- Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours — or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline
- In 2000, Americans recycled 54.8 million Aluminum cans saving 2.58 billion gallons of gasoline. If the other 46 billion cans we used were recycled could have saved another 2.15 billion gallons of gas.
You can make money by recycling Aluminum
The Good Human