Specsavers open contact lens recycling point
- Credit: Specsavers
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.
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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.
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Emma added: “It is a small step but a simple change.”