First, for several years now, all Eyekraft trading, office and production facilities have been equipped with LED lighting devices. Energy-saving lighting technologies have helped us to reduce resource consumption tenfold. In the coming years, we will switch to electronic document management and minimize the use of paper.
Second, we have robotized the production and significantly reduced the order processing time. As a result, we managed to reduce not only energy consumption, but also production cost.
Third, the company stopped processing glass lenses for environmental reasons. Glass processing creates a lot of difficult-to-recycle waste. Recycling glass scrap is a labor-intensive and expensive procedure, because it is technically difficult to separate it from waste. At the same time, huge masses of buried glass release alkali and negatively affect the environment. Plastic waste is easier to transport and recycle, since it weighs less and can be pressed. With the transition to plastic lenses, the product processing time and prime cost have decreased.
More and more buyers are wondering where and how goods are made, and the supply of new products created in balance with the environment will meet this demand. And although a critical number of such consumers and truly responsible producers required for serious changes has not been reached yet, it is steadily growing and gives the entire system a chance to change before it is too late.