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Old Posted: 21-02-2020 , 06:03 PM #1
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Default Reusing reading glasses and distance glasses

Hi - looking for any concrete suggestions as to where spectacles can be recycled. I have accumulated many over the years and really don't want to throw them out if they can be used somewhere. Thanks.
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Old Posted: 22-02-2020 , 02:39 PM #2
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Default me too!

Mine just broke yesterday. Would like to know as well, if you find out. 8)
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Old Posted: 23-02-2020 , 09:23 AM #3
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the lions club but id imagine the frames would want to be ok ....the jack and jill take old mobile phones ...
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Old Posted: 23-02-2020 , 10:13 PM #4
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Opticians in Cavan Town collects them and they are sent abroad. I always leave
any old ones to them.
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Old Posted: 01-03-2020 , 12:15 AM #5
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My local Specsavers have a box that takes them.
I'm sure all their shops do it.
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Old Posted: 04-03-2020 , 10:30 PM #6
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the lions club but id imagine the frames would want to be ok ....the jack and jill take old mobile phones ...

Jack and Jills don't take old mobile phones any more, just so ya know
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Old Posted: 06-03-2020 , 08:06 AM #7
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unlike myself did u ever donate anything or did u look this up just trying to be a smart ass
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Old Posted: 06-03-2020 , 01:20 PM #8
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unlike myself did u ever donate anything or did u look this up just trying to be a smart ass


Sorry Zoe, not sure if that question is for me. But if it is.... I work in a Jack and Jills shop
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Old Posted: 22-04-2020 , 11:40 AM #9
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Hi - looking for any concrete suggestions as to where spectacles can be recycled. I have accumulated many over the years and really don't want to throw them out if they can be used somewhere. Thanks.

Hi Morissey,
Definitely Specsavers. Each shop has a collection box. These glasses are collected, measured and re-dispensed by charities in developing countries where they are often the only glasses available to very poor people.
If you use glasses you know what that means.
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