Recycle your old specs

We’ve all got glasses that we wouldn’t wear again but it feels wrong to throw them out! At Carrick Eyecare we can recycle them!

How does the recycling process work?

  • Pop your old glasses into a bag and drop them into us (don’t worry old plastic bags will also be reused/recycled.
  • Once we’ve got a large collection of frames they are sent to plastics recycling spot in Hull.
  • There, they sort things out manually and with machines to separate plastics and metals, like hinges and screws.
  • The plastic stuff gets shredded and sent to the board mill, where they make three layers of shredded plastic – two on the outside and one in the middle.
  • After that, they heat and press the shredded plastic layers together to make a super strong and durable recycled board that’s good for all kinds of stuff.
  • These recycled plastic boards are a cool alternative to plywood and get used in construction, shopfitting, joinery, and more. And that’s not all – the team even comes up with furniture and home and gardenware made from these recycled plastic boards. Cool, right?