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INTRODUCING THE ACUVUE® Contact Lens Recycle Programme in partnership with TerraCycle®

With growing concern about the environment and particularly the use of plastics in all industries, at Newsome Opticians we take our responsibilities seriously and that’s why we’re proud to announce our partnership with ACUVUE® and TerraCycle® with the Contact Lens Recycle Programme. There are currently about 725 Million contact lenses disposed of, or flushed away, in the UK alone every year, and this number is expected to almost double over the next 10 years.

How it works :

  • 1. Collect your old contact lenses, blisters and foils. (It does not matter which type of lens or brand they are)
  • 2. Visit us to drop off your used contact lenses, blisters and foils.
  • 3. We will organise collection and recycling.

You can even do all this yourself from home by simply collecting all your lenses, blisters and foils in a cardboard box, visiting www.acuvue.co.uk/recycle downloading a FREE UPS Shipping label and then clicking the link to organise collection.

For every pair of Contact Lenses recycled in the Acuvue programme, ONE PENNY will earnt to support the SouthWest Blood Bikes. This worthwhile charity has been carefully chosen by Newsome Opticians. Information can be found at www.swbb.org.uk