A partnership between Specsavers Dudley and Mary Stevens Hospice has seen contact lens waste turned into vital funds to support the worthy cause.
The store played host to a collection point for disposable lenses, blister packaging and foil seals for six weeks. The charity, who specialise in offering patients with incurable or life-limiting illnesses the opportunity to enjoy their lives to the fullest, then sent the hard to recycle items to a recycling sponsor to raise money to fund their work.
A word from the store director
Store director, Gurdeep Dosanjh said: ‘It’s great to be part of such a unique fundraiser which also benefits the environment. Naturally, as a contact lens opticians, we’ve had the inside track in talking to potential donors, and our customers have been really supportive, as always.
‘Reducing plastic waste is pretty high on everyone’s agenda at the moment, and contact lens packaging isn’t normally accepted by regular recycling schemes. Working with the hospice to turn waste into money to support their great work is something the whole team are really proud of.’