Specsavers extends recycling scheme to support offices
The initiative has been running in practices since last year, collecting glasses and contact lenses for recycling
18 September 2023
Specsavers has expanded its recycling scheme after reporting a successful response to the initiative from community practices.
More than 45 tonnes of material have been recycled in the UK so far through the scheme, which is operated with the waste management and recycling company, MYGroup.
The initiative has now been expanded to Specsavers’ support offices in Nottingham, Southampton and Guernsey.
Sarah Koulloutas, head of sustainability at Specsavers, said: “The scheme offers a more sustainable solution by repurposing frames, contact lenses and contact lens packaging into useful products such as joinery boards and furniture.”
Koulloutas added that the scheme helps to keep “valuable resources in circulation for longer.”