Isle residents urged to recycle old spectacles

Councillor Nigel Sherwood
Councillor Nigel Sherwood
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Isle residents are urged to recycle old spectacles for Vision Aid at Belton recycling centre.

North Lincolnshire residents have already helped to transform many lives by recycling their old spectacles at Household Recycling Centres.

So far over 1,000 spectacles have been collected for Vision Aid. The council teamed up with Vision Aid Overseas, an international charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eye care in developing countries, to provide this service.

There are designated containers at each site for people to dispose their old spectacles and cases to help support Vision Aids work.

According to Vision Aid ‘670 million people – 10 per cent of the world’s population are visually impaired because they cannot get the glasses they need.’

By recycling your spectacles you are helping the world to see again.

You can recycle much more at the Household Recycling Centres – with many of your items helping disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.

For more details about recycling in North Lincolnshire or to find out where your nearest Household Recycling Centre is, visit the council’s website www.northlincs.gov.uk/environment/recycling/.

Councillor Nigel Sherwood, cabinet member for Highways and Neighbourhoods, said: “Thank you to everyone that has recycled their spectacles, this will help support the wonderful work that Vision Aid does. Remember the next time you get a new pair of spectacles; your old ones could make a difference to someone’s life. Let’s keep recycling and help the world around us as much as possible.”