AN ALLOA opticians has recycled more than 50 tonnes of glasses and eye care material from customers.

Specsavers in Alloa released the figures as part of Recycle Week, which took place from October 16-22, aiming to raise awareness of recycling and encourage the practice as much as possible.

They also reached the huge milestone of recycling the equivalent of 1 million pairs of glasses at stores across the UK since August 2022.

Collection points have been set up in Specsavers across the UK, provided by recycling experts MYgroup.

Lynne Sangster, store director for Specsavers Alloa, said: “A big thank you to everyone who has helped us with this recycling initiative by bringing in their eye care products for disposal.

“To have also contributed to such a huge overall total is brilliant and we want to continue to recycle as much as we can to help reduce the amount of waste to landfill.

“Customers can drop off metal and plastic glasses and sunglasses, as well as contact lenses and accessories, including blister packs, contact lens cases and solution bottles.

“Unfortunately, we can’t accept glasses cases or lens cloths.”

Once collection points are full, the recycled items get shipped to a MYgroup recycling plant. Here, the items are given a new lease on life and repurposed into furniture, home and garden accessories including benches and play park equipment.

Anyone wishing to help out can drop off any unwanted glasses or eye care materials at the store on 11-15 High Street or call 01259 340078 for more information.