Lions Clubs in Connecticut coordinate eyeglass recycling activities. The used eyeglasses are cleaned and categorized by prescription and distributed to kids and adults in creating nations. You could donate used prescription or nonprescription glasses or sun shades. Another possibility is ReCORK, a project amassing natural corks with a recycling market based in Portugal. ReCORK America, located in California, lists Public Drop-off Locations in New Jersey, New York, Maine, and Pennsylvania, or you’ll be able to ship directly to them.