Contact lens recycling is an important initiative to reduce environmental impact and promote sustainable practices. While contact lenses are small in size, the cumulative waste generated from their usage can be significant. Their small size forces the blister pack to be filtered out and mixed with regular waste in the standard recycling process, leading to their disposal in landfills.
Bausch + Lomb has partnered with TerraCycle, a company specializing in recycling hard-to-recycle materials, to offer a contact lens recycling program. This program provides a convenient and environmentally-friendly way to recycle used contact lenses, blister packs, and foil seals.
Here’s how the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts recycling program works:
Collection: Collect your used contact lenses, blister packs, and foil seals in a clean and dry container. You can use a small box, plastic bag, or any other suitable container to store them until you are ready to recycle.
Dropoff: Visit our clinic to drop off the collected materials in our designed bin provided by Bausch + Lomb and Terracycle.
Recycling Process: The collected materials are sent to TerraCycle’s recycling facility, where they are sorted and processed. The contact lenses are separated from the blister packs and foil seals, and each component is recycled or upcycled into new products.
By participating in the Bausch + Lomb & TerraCycle recycling program, you can contribute to reducing waste and minimizing the environmental impact of used contact lenses and their packaging.