Inspecs has launched a line of eyewear called Botaniq, with 48 SKUs in 16 styles. The name derives from the frames’ biodegradable materials, adopted in response to consumer demand. These include cork, bamboo, recycled stainless steel and a bio-based acetate called Natura, which abides by ISO14855 and has been certified by Organic Waste Systems to “biodegrade within 120 days under controlled composting conditions.” The company says that its vertical integration enables it to monitor “every step of the manufacturing process from design, to sourcing, manufacturing and delivery” – not to mention disposal. Customers can return old Botaniq glasses and packaging to Inspecs for recycling. The frames’ demo lenses, for store display, are also recyclable, while the packaging comprises recycled cardboard and recyclable plastic bags and the eyewear case ships flat, “reducing carbon footprint.” Inspecs has also made a deal with the non-profit organization One Tree Planted to have a tree planted for every frame sold, to offset the carbon generated by shipping. The Botaniq line will make its retail premier this month.