Well known contact lens manufacturer Acuvue have teamed up with Terracycle to launch  the first soft contact lens recycling scheme in the UK.

They can recycle any brand of soft lenses and it’s super easy to do!

Simply collect a good supply of used contact lenses, the plastic bubble packs and the foils and pack them in a box, you can then download and print a free shipping label from their website and arrange a UPS collection.

Alternatively you can take your collection of used lenses to a drop-off location near you. ACUVUE® are working with opticians practices across the UK to create a network of drop off locations.  

Look out for the recycling bin in over 650 Boots optician stores or your nearest participating Independent Optician practice.  


Please DONT flush or rinse your contact lenses down the sink!  These tiny transparent pieces of plastic would be lethal to wildlife.