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Can you recycle sunglasses?

Yes, sunglasses can be recycled. But remember that if you are going to recycle broken sunglasses, these are made up of different materials mixed or fused together, from plastic to wood, or metal. So, although you may think your sunglasses are made of only plastic, the hinges and screws are most probably made of metal. Ideally, you should separate the pieces, and remove the lenses in order to dispose of the pieces correctly in their corresponding recycle bins.

Old Scratched Sunglasses

Why recycle sunglasses?

Have you ever thought about what happens to those sunglasses that get ditched because the lenses or frames are damaged? You toss them in the bin, never to be seen again, and they take their space in the pit of landfill that is steadily growing around the world. Imagine how many Ray-Ban Wayfarers or Aviators there are in there! With over 1 Billion pairs of sunglasses sold each year, we all should be taking a stand against this disposable nature in the industry.

So how about taking a minute to think about the environmental impact of sunglasses on our planet, and consider the alternatives. There are plenty of people out there that could do with our help!

What to do with old sunglasses?

Whilst sunglasses are recyclable, as we’ve mentioned above, there are some other alternatives you could consider:

SFx Replacing Sunglass Lenses

Donate them

Did you know that one way you can help is by giving your old sunglasses and spectacles to a charity?

There are a number of charities that provide recycling programs where you can donate your old sunglasses. One in particular, is The Lions Club, a worldwide organisation that has a Recycle 4 Sight program. The eyeglasses are regraded and distributed to people in need at no expense or obligation to them. What a great way to make life that little bit easier for someone else! You can check out their website for more details at https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/resources-for-members/resource-center/recycle-eyeglasses

Sell them

You can always sell your old sunglasses, as long as they are in good condition. Check your local thrift shops, or consider using online platforms like eBay, Facebook or even Instagram. You could get a few bucks for those nice sunglasses of yours that you no longer want, but someone else will.

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Get new sunglass lenses, good as new

If your lenses are scratched you can either try to remove the scratches, if possible (although it’s not something we personally recommend), or replace the sunglass lenses with brand new ones, and extend your sunglass lifespan.

Sunglass Fix is the world's leader in providing quality sunglass replacement lenses. Remember, repairing is recycling and making perfectly good things last longer is critical to breaking the disposable society cycle we are all in.

Join the Right to Repair revolution taking place around the world, find out more in the USA here https://www.repair.org/stand-up.

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