Spectacle collection and re-cycling

spectacle-frameSpectacle Recycling in Helensburgh produces over 100 pairs of spectacles a month and since we commenced collections has provided approx 25000 pairs for recycling.

Collection boxes are located at The Medical Centre, Black and Lizars and Eyeware in the Square.

The spectacles are transported free of charge by Parcel Force to the UK Lions sorting depot operated by Chichester Lions Club. Spectacles undergo presorting where scratched and broken glasses are identified. These are sold for scrap and over the last 5 years this has generated over £200,000 for Lions Sightfirst and charities for the blind.

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