At Scotlens we are anti ‘Green washing’ – companies that talk a good game about doing their bit for the Planet in their marketing, but still continue poor practice. For us it is about actions, not words. As a business we are doing our best to change any areas of our Lathe2i process that isn’t 100% great for the environment – the entire process from manufacture to the lenses finally being fit on patients. As we make products that eventually end up in the eye (clean and safe), there are still certain elements of what we do where there is no recyclable product we can use. But the industry is working on them and we will add them to our processes as soon as they come out.
Packaging that is better for the Planet
Our new Nocturnal Starter Box (NOCBOX) has been developed with the environment in mind. Sadly not all the elements can be recycled yet, but we’re working on it! Each NOCBOX has been designed in extra thick recyclable card (it won’t distinegrate when splashed with water) to be used as a lens box for all patients to put their solutions, containers and bits and pieces in. Recycling instructions are included in the box.
Custom fit GP lenses are better for the planet
The words in the image say it all really. 1 pair of night lenses per year vs 730 daily contact lenses (or 1-2 pairs of glasses). GP custom fit lenses are one of the most environmentally friendly eyecare devices, if not THE most environmenally friendly option.
Less to landfill. Better for the planet.