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neubau Eyewear See and Do Good with Plastic Patrol
On a bright morning in East London, the neubau eyewear team headed down to the river bank at Hackney Wick to join Plastic Patrol for a river clean up.

We were delighted to be joined by partners from Ivan R Cammack Optometrists, Coleman Opticians and Perfect Vision Opticians, as we set out to retrieve a large amount of rubbish, which included cans, plastic bottles, glass and even a cycling helmet. 

Plastic Patrol is a global movement, created by environmentalist and adventurer Lizzie Carr, to rid the waterways of plastic pollution, intercepting it before it reaches the oceans. Over the past three years Plastic Patrol has hosted clean ups across the UK and the world, removing more than 230 tonne bags of plastic litter, and logging over 175,000 examples of pollution in the Plastic Patrol app across 60+ countries worldwide

As part of the neubau See and Do Good motto, armed with our paddles, buckets and lots of enthusiasm, the neubau team set about clearing the stretch of river near the London Olympic Park of plastic, junk and other litter. At the end of the clean up, we logged our rubbish collections on the Plastic Patrol app – important data, which is then used by Plastic Patrol to flag pollution hotspots with local government authorities.

After a busy morning out on the water, the team headed to Grow restaurant, in Hackney. Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. It is run as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business and operates using eco-electricty; eco cleaning and recycled products. We enjoyed a delicious vegan lunch whilst learning a little more about the latest brand developments from Daniela Schoeppl, from the neubau HQ team in Linz.

 
Sustainable by design
neubau eyewear’s ded­i­ca­tion to style and qual­i­ty goes hand in hand with set­ting high envi­ron­men­tal stan­dards for every­thing we do. 

The con­scious use of resources and region­al Aus­tri­an pro­duc­tion are at the core of our efforts. This not only con­cerns the mate­r­i­al of our frames, it includes aspects such as pack­ag­ing, print­ed and in-store mate­r­i­al. neubau eye­wear also sup­ports non-prof­it projects revi­tal­iz­ing nature in urban environments.

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To find out more about neubau eyewear and our eco friendly collections, please contact the marketing division or your local neubau area sales representative. 

Dan Devine
North of England & Scotland
T: 07794 342 088 E: d.devine@uk.silhouette.com

Steve Wells
South West
T: 07884 004 078 E: s.wells@uk.silhouette.com

Nayna Darjee
London 
T: 07983 447 589 E: n.darjee@uk.silhouette.com

Alistair Barrett
Midlands
T: 07884 004 083 E: a.barrett@uk.silhouette.com 

Clive Young
Northern Ireland & EIRE
T: 00 353 87 328 8229 E: c.young@uk.silhouette.com

Simon Hoare
South East 
T: 07833 450564 E: s.hoare@uk.silhouette.com




 
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