Specsavers open contact lens recycling point

PUBLISHED: 14:00 14 February 2019

Optical assistant Owen Miles and assistant manager Alice Hoy with the new recycling box. Picture: Specsavers

Optical assistant Owen Miles and assistant manager Alice Hoy with the new recycling box. Picture: Specsavers

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An opticians has launched a contact lens recycling scheme in a bid to help reduce unnecessary waste sent to landfill.

Specsavers, in Clevedon’s Triangle, has set up a zero waste box with the help of TerraCycle.

Store director Emma Perrigo said: “We are really pleased to offer a lens recycling point to the local community.

“Everyone is welcome to drop off their contact lens waste at our store – you do not have to be a Specsavers customer, just pop in and our team will be happy to help.”

The addition will help reduce plastic waste – which has been a hot topic over the past year with the Times running its Cleaner Coastlines campaign.

It will be suitable for used contact lenses, foil, pods and monthly contact lens cases.

They are then sorted and separated into metals, fibres and plastics.

Emma added: “It is a small step but a simple change.”

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