Recycle your glasses on campus at the University of Portsmouth Eye Clinic

Students wearing glasses

  • 08 July 2022
  • 3 min read
The University of Portsmouth Eye Clinic has introduced a new spectacle recycling box at their facilities on Cambridge Road.

Operated by specialist spectacle recycling company RecycLine, the ‘Spectacles Bin’ accepts any kind of old, broken or unwanted glasses, including single vision, bifocals, varifocals children’s glasses, safety glasses and sunglasses.

RecycLine recover and reuse all plastic and metals, with zero waste. Since 2016 they have become the only recyclers of waste frames and lenses in the UK, successfully diverting more than 500 tonnes of this waste away from landfill sites and back into the circular economy.

Ian Rampton, Dispensing Optician Supervisor at the Eye Clinic, said: “45% of our frame stocks are made from recycled materials, our main spectacle lens supplier Zeiss aims to be carbon-neutral zero by 2025 and we are now only purchasing recycled cases. Introducing the spectacle recycling box is another step forward in making the Eye Clinic as sustainable as possible.”

The scheme is open to everyone including  staff, students and local residents.

Spectacles Recycling Box

University of Portsmouth Eye Clinic

The University of Portsmouth Eye Clinic offers full optician services including check-up and prescription services, glasses and contact lenses and is staffed by fully qualified, highly experienced optometrists and dispensing opticians.