opti 2023: Sustainability And Less Being More

Sustainability in ophthalmic optics is once again one of the key focus areas of opti 2023. Protecting the environment and being careful and socially responsible with resources have increasingly become a matter of course for many companies in the sector.

Neubau Eyewear (Hall C2.545) from Austria, for example, with its “Sustainable Avantgarde”, VAVA (Hall C1.471) from Portugal, who say there is no excuse for sustainability anymore, or Jisco (Hall C1.559) from sunny Palma de Mallorca, with Mediterranean DNA but uncompromising in its attitude. From 13 to 15 January, they and many other exhibitors from all product sectors will show in the three halls of the International Trade Show for Optics & Design where the future is already beginning.

Recently, the topic of sustainability has been promoted jointly by several representatives from different areas of the industry.

“Being and becoming more sustainable simply plays an important role,” says Stefan Rüdiger, DAO board member Markus Temming from the frame manufacturer MARKUS T. (Hall C1.371), the optician Bernd Angst and other supporters will also be promoting their favourite topic at opti 2023 and working together to make ophthalmic optics more sustainable.

The location of opti, the Fairground Munich, has of course also long been committed to sustainability. A major goal within the framework of the Code of Conduct is CO2 neutrality by 2030, i.e., ten years earlier than the German trade fair industry has otherwise set itself. Among other things, with the help of one of the world’s largest photovoltaic systems on the roofs of the grounds, the emission of around 1,600 tonnes of CO2 is avoided every year.

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