How Can Eyeglasses Be Recycled?


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Eyeglasses are typically recycled through a process of repurposing the frames or lenses for children and adults who are unable to afford them rather than breaking down the components, as with other forms of recycling. Sites such as VolunteerGuide.com contain information about finding charities and community groups who recycle eyeglasses.

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LensCrafters operates a charity called One Sight that takes donations of old eyeglasses and recycles them for use by underprivileged individuals. The charity's site contains information about finding participating LensCrafters locations that accept used eyeglasses for recycling. Many public entities, such as libraries, offer similar donation services or contain information about finding local charities as well.

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