How can I reuse or recycle … contact lens containers?

Contact lens packagingA suggestion from Jo:

My husband and I are both on a monthly contact lens package. We are accumulating vast numbers of lenses cases which I do not have the heart to just chuck in the bin! There must be something you can do with them other than make salt & pepper containers for when you go camping!

I await inspiration!

I’m a glasses gal so I haven’t faced this problem – but I’d love to hear if other people have used them for anything or if anyone’s got any suggestions : )

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15 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle … contact lens containers?”

  1. Use them to keep pins, needles, etc.

  2. Sanchez says:

    I need to distribute a very small amount of paste wax with a product I sell.

    Would they work?

  3. Rachel says:

    Have you asked your contact lens company if they’ll take them back? This is something that can definitely be re-used on a professional level, as a contact manufacturer would be able to steralize them properly.

  4. carrie says:

    Use them to carry around a small amount of vaseline for chapped lips, or mix your own lipgloss up in them.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Boil them in water to disinfect and reuse them again.

  6. Gulia says:

    Use lids as checkers pieces.

  7. layla glantz says:

    I am looking for old contact lens cases to use for a project, if anybody has any I would be happy to take them off your hands.


  8. Veronika says:

    Make homemade lip balm and keep it in those containers.


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