Specsavers in Market Harborough is now providing an ethical disposal service for hard to recycle contact lens waste.
Sharing the news
Store director, Barry Henning, learnt about the scheme when talking to local business owner, Beth, who runs Refill Revolution in Harborough Indoor Market. ‘I’m thankful for my conversation with Beth,’ said Barry. ’It got me thinking how hard it is for contact lens wearers to find suitable recycling. It’s shocking really when you think about all the packaging and the lenses themselves that can’t be recycled in kerbside collections.
‘When we found out we could help by providing a special bin in store, we ordered one straight away. Now we’re delighted to be sharing the news with our customers and community.’
Protecting the environment
Contact lenses, plastic film, pods and other packaging can be recycled through the scheme. The store is inviting contact lens wearers to bring in their waste at any time while the store is open.
‘Protecting the environment is important to us and we’re proud to be doing our bit to reduce plastic waste. Our contact lens department is a really convenient place to have the TerraCycle Zero Waste box and customers and members of the community are welcome to come in and take advantage of the service.’ added Barry.
Refill Revolution is a reduced waste shop in Market Harborough offering alternatives to single-use plastic items and a range of dry foods and liquid refills, so you can bring your own bottles and containers. Find out more at www.refillrevolution.co.uk.
To dispose of your contact lens waste, visit the store or post it in.