Specsavers Bristol City Centre has launched a contact lens recycling scheme in a bid to help reduce unnecessary waste sent to landfill.

The latest addition to the store services at Specsavers in Broadmead is a ‘zero waste’ box from recycling company TerraCycle, which specialises in typically hard to recycle waste.

A word from the store director 

Sarah McGowan, contact lens director at Specsavers Bristol City Centre said: ‘We’re 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 don’t have to be a Specsavers customer; just pop in and our team will be happy to help!’

Helping the enviornment 

Reducing plastic waste is high on everyone’s agenda but for years contact lens wearers have struggled to find ways to dispose of lenses and packaging ethically without resorting to sending them to landfill. The specialist recycling box is suitable for used contact lenses, foil, pods and monthly contact lens cases. 

Sarah continued: ‘It’s a small step but a simple change such as this can really help reduce an ever-growing plastic excess. A lens recycling point is a great extra service to offer to our customers and the whole community whilst helping with a wider issue that affects us all.’

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