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Disposable/Recyclable Glasses (Also able to be bought in bulk.)

Loose 'em? No problem! Found some? Great! Need some? You have 'em already?
 
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My mother goes through about 10 pairs of glasses a year and ends up practically buying them in bulk (we are talking reading glasses here, but this possible for all types of prescriptions) and whether she looses them or breaks them, they will end up in the trash. If they are all plastic, why not have them be recyclable (or biodigradable, made out of corn)? I hope this idea implies smarter consuming, I hope.
suzuki, Dec 23 2003

Recycle glasses http://www.drspecsoptical.com/recycle.htm
[phoenix, Oct 04 2004]

Lions Clubs International http://www.lionsclubs.org/
[phoenix, Oct 04 2004]

Operation Eye Opener http://www.intel.co...ptember/092302a.htm
Recycle Your Old Eye Glasses [phoenix, Oct 04 2004]

Recycling More Obscure Materials http://www.obviousl...le/guides/hard.html
"Eyeglasses, Reuse / Recycling" 1/3rd the way down the page. [phoenix, Oct 04 2004]

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       You could certainly make the lenses from sugar (though you might not be so happy after the cat's been at them). In fact, why not make the whole thing edible?
DrCurry, Dec 23 2003
  

       some em's do have mothers!
po, Dec 23 2003
  

       Glasses are completely recyclable - just ask the Lions.
phoenix, Dec 23 2003
  

       Like our deer [po]em here!
Letsbuildafort, Dec 23 2003
  


 

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