How to recycle your contact lenses

How to recycle your contact lenses

Thursday, 14 March 2019
How to recycle your contact lenses

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.


If you cannot make it to our warehouse to drop off your lenses, there are over 2700 other drop off points across the UK. Almost every leading and many independent opticians are taking part in this scheme.  You can find the location of your nearest drop off point on the Acuvue interactive map.

 

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR NEAREST DROP OFF POINT

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What can I recycle?

We will only take the following items only for recycling:

  • Individual contact lenses
  • The 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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