Get All Access for $5/mo

Biodegradable Glasses: Baxter Blue is Making Plant-Based Frames You Can Compost Made in Italy, the blue light-blocking glasses are sustainable and, best of all ... buy one, get one 40 percent off.

By Entrepreneur Deals Edited by Jason Fell

Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you'll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners.

Baxter Blue

Baxter Blue is jump-starting an eyewear revolution in the name of environmental preservation. The Australian glasses maker recently announced its approach to the latest sustainability trend, adopting bio-acetate in the name of our global climate. The company's take on the material packs blue light-blocking lenses into a plant-based frame that's as easy to compost as a Starbucks coffee cup, the company says.

Whereas most glasses are made using plastics or acetate, Baxter Blue says its biodegradable acetate is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). And because they're made from bio-acetate, Baxter Blue specs can break down within 115 days when thrown away or composted. You can even expedite the process by placing the glasses inside a composting machine such as the Lomi.

That said, the company says it recommends giving away its glasses when you're done rather than tossing them out, as "we make them far too pretty to compost." Marketing speak aside, it is better to reuse products when possible to reduce waste. As you can tell by the photos, though, Baxter Blue does make a stylish, sophisticated looking eyewear. The fact that they protect against high-energy visible (HEV) light emitted from your devices.

Your choices are far from limited too, as Baxter Blue glasses come in a wide range of colors and styles, rivaling the selection of more well known online glasses retailers. In addition to blue light-blocking, the lenses also shield your eyes from UV light and prevent glare from sources like your computer screen or smartphone. This is crucial when you're conferencing with peers or clients on Zoom calls since glare can obscure facial expressions and therefore lead to mixed messaging as well as miscommunication.

"We know we are at the beginning, not the finish line, but change starts somewhere," the company said in a press release. "Between our give back promise, our sustainable packaging, and our bio ambitions, we here at Baxter are going for a better future. We're taking big steps towards a smaller footprint, and believe this is the future of luxury."

For a limited time, when you buy one pair, you can sport a second pair of eco-friendly Baxter Blue biodegradable blue light-blocking glasses for 40 percent off using the promo code BUNDLE2. May your next eyewear purchase be more considerate of our planet's future.
Entrepreneur Deals

Entrepreneur Deals

Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you'll find useful. 

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Editor's Pick


How to Close the Trust Gap Between You and Your Team — 5 Strategies for Leaders

Trust is tanking in your workplace. Here's how to fix it and become the boss your team needs to succeed.

Health & Wellness

Get a Year of Unlimited Yoga Class Downloads for Only $23 Through June 17

Regular exercise has been proven to increase energy and focus, both of which are valuable to entrepreneurs and well-known benefits of yoga.

Growing a Business

He Immigrated to the U.S. and Got a Job at McDonald's — Then His Aversion to Being 'Too Comfortable' Led to a Fast-Growing Company That's Hard to Miss

Voyo Popovic launched his moving and storage company in 2018 — and he's been innovating in the industry ever since.

Business News

'Passing By Wide Margins': Elon Musk Celebrates His 'Guaranteed Win' of the Highest Pay Package in U.S. Corporate History

Musk's Tesla pay package is almost 140 times higher than the annual pay of other high-performing CEOs.

Starting a Business

I Left the Corporate World to Start a Chicken Coop Business — Here Are 3 Valuable Lessons I Learned Along the Way

Board meetings were traded for barnyards as a thriving new venture hatched.

Business Culture

Why Remote Work Policies Are Good For the Environment

Remote work policies are crucial for ESG guidelines. Embracing remote work can positively impact your business and employees.