Are you buying new glasses? Have you just undergone laser eye surgery? What are you going to do with your old pair of glasses?
Every year thousands of used glasses are discarded by their owners, left to gather dust in a drawer or worse, thrown into the garbage. According to estimates, about 4 million pairs are thrown into the garbage in North America alone. The majority of these are perfect recycling fodder for people in need.
Contrary to the popular perception of "recycling" whereby the product is re-formed out of its raw material, recycling eyewear means that they can often be reused in their original form for a second person, particularly, a person in need.
In addition to being a worthy recycling venture whose benefit to the environment is obvious, RE-SPECS aims to ensure that vision-impaired people who are in need are able to obtain suitable eyewear at affordable prices.
With one HQ branch in the center of the country and several additional branches, RE-SPECS is the only nationwide organization in Israel dedicated to providing the underprivileged populations with glasses at a heavily subsidized cost.
RE-SPECS Frames for the Needy is a proud supporter of recycling and keeping our environment green, for the eco-friendly future of our planet.