How to recycle your contact lenses for 2021

How to recycle your contact lenses for 2021

Alastair Lockwood
Thursday, 14 March 2019 Share this blog: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Copy link Copy Link

Calling all eco-conscious contact lens wearers, you can now recycle your contact lenses with us!

Feel Good Contacts is proud to announce that we are now an official partner of TerraCycle who are working with the contact lens manufacturer Acuvue to recycle lenses. You will now be able to recycle your contact lenses and packaging with us. Acuvue has made the decision to front the fight against contact lens waste and run a recycling program for contact lens wearers in the UK. Feel Good Contacts is the first online contact lens retailer in the UK to take part in this incredible scheme.

Up until now, manufacturer Bausch & Lomb was the only contact lens manufacturer running any type of contact lens recycling program. It was only available in the US, making it inaccessible to UK based customers.

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How do you recycle your contact lenses?

Collect your contact lenses in a small box or container and simply drop them off at our North London warehouse. If you’re a Click and Collect customer, you can bring your old lenses when you come to get your new lenses.

Please DO NOT send your contact lenses using the returns label included in your order. Used lenses and packaging sent via this method will not be recycled.

Contact lens recycling in the UK

Should you find it tricky to drop off your lenses at our warehouse, you'll be pleased to know that there is over 2700 other drop off locations in the UK. You can find the location of your nearest drop off point on the Acuvue interactive map.


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What can I recycle?

We will only take the following items only for recycling:

  • Individual contact lenses
  • The plastic blister packs your contact lens comes in

We DO NOT recycle the boxes you contact lenses came in, or empty contact lens solution or eye drop bottles.

Why should you recycle your contact lenses?

Over 750 million contact lenses are thrown away in the UK every year. If not disposed of properly, individual contact lenses end up in our waterways and contributes to micro plastic waste.

Click here to read more about how to dispose of your contact lenses. Help contribute to a waste-free world and start recycling your contact lenses.

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