How a Circular-Business Model in the Eyewear Industry Impacts Individuals’ Ability to Lower Their Environmental Footprint


by : 
Brooke T.


Despite most Americans wanting more done to stop climate change, psychological barriers often prevent individuals from taking climate action, leading environmental experts to urge for more systematic climate solutions (Kretz, 2012). Experts have theorized systematic business models; however, more data is required on how customers and businesses feel about implementing these practices and how they can help individuals lower their greenhouse gas emissions. This project introduces a circular business model into the eyewear industry and compares individual eyewear disposal habits before and after implementing the program. Through an eyewear donation program and a free vision clinic, this project aims to give used eyewear a new life while providing free eyewear to low-income individuals.