Eastman Acetate Renew is a mostly bio-based material made from certified sustainable wood pulp and recycled waste plastics, instead of fossil-based resources. It has the same look, feel, and performance as traditional acetate of the highest quality, but results in an eyewear frame with a much lower carbon footprint - up to a third lower than the traditional manufacturing process.
Molecular recycling is a pioneering technology used to make Acetate Renew. It breaks down hard-to-recycle plastics to the molecular level, forming new acetate of the same quality as traditional material. This circular economy innovation actively diverts plastic waste from landfills, incinerators, and oceans.