Recycle your glasses and contact lenses at Specsavers Glossop – Quest Media Network

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Specsavers in Glossop offers the opportunity to recycle glasses and contact lenses for free in-store.

The new initiative comes after high street opticians teamed up with recycling experts MYgroup to install recycling collection boxes at Specsavers stores across the country.

Specsavers Glossop customers will be able to drop off metal and plastic glasses and sunglasses, as well as contact lenses and accessories, including blister packs, contact lens cases and solution bottles.

Once the collection bins are filled, the items will be sent to the MYgroup recycling plant.

Glasses and contact lenses will be given a second life and repurposed into a wide range of items such as furniture, home and garden accessories, including benches and playground equipment.

It can also be used in construction as an excellent alternative to plywood. Unlike some recycled items, the recycled cardboard created by MYgroup has the potential to be recycled again and again, so any item dropped off for recycling can be reused multiple times.

Nawaz Moin, Retail Director at Specsavers, said: “We know from customer feedback that people want to be able to recycle eye care products, so we’re really excited to be able to meet the needs of our customers in this important way.

“Sustainability is at the heart of our plan for the future and by offering this service, we are making it easier than ever for our customers to play their part.”

What can I recycle at my local Specsavers?

  • Eyeglasses
  • Sun glasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Plastic packaging for contact lenses (solution bottles, blisters, cases and tweezers)

What can’t currently be recycled in my local Specsavers?

  • Glasses cases – unfortunately they are made up of many components and are not practical to recycle at this time.
  • Lens Cloths

Michael Derbyshire, Business Development Manager at MyGroup, said: “MyGroup is delighted to be working with Specsavers and helping to provide an in-store recycling solution for their hard-to-recycle waste.

“Using our expertise, knowledge and innovative recycling systems, this initiative will enable Specsavers valued customers to recycle materials that would previously have gone to landfill or incineration into a range of useful products. .”

Store details, including opening hours, can be found at https://www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/glossop

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