An issue that has come up over the last 8 years is can you recycle blister packs. In many cities you can, but it can be a hit or miss. Kudos to Bausch + Lomb who launched the Bausch + Lomb #ONEbyONE recycling program in collaboration with Terracycle a free program.
The program is meant to encourage consumers to help preserve the environment by taking ONE action at a time, to ONE day achieve a greener future where even contact lenses can play a role.
Patients can recycle their used Biotrue® ONEday contact lenses and other Bausch + Lomb contact lenses and blister packs through a unique and free program, developed by Bausch + Lomb, in partnership with TerraCycle, a world leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste.
“Bausch + Lomb is not only committed to providing patients with innovative vision care, but to practicing good stewardship within our business practices,” said Guy Guglielmino, head of marketing, Vision Care, Bausch + Lomb. “This includes working closely with companies, such as TerraCycle, who is making progress in the areas of recycling, reusing and reducing waste and energy consumption in hopes to better preserve our environment for future generations.”
“We’re proud to partner with a leader in the vision care industry such as Bausch + Lomb to provide consumers an opportunity to take a small step each day in hopes to one day leave a larger positive impact on the earth,” said Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle. “This is the first time we have recycled at a large-scale in this category and we hope the Bausch + Lomb #ONEbyONE program will inspire participation from current and future patients who previously have not had an option to recycle their contact lenses.”
Eyecare professionals can get involved too and get their practice listed on Terracycle’s locator.
Visit www.BauschRecycles.com to learn more about the Bausch + Lomb #ONEbyONE program.
A $1 donation will be made to Optometry Giving Sight for every pound of accepted Biotrue® ONEday and other Bausch + Lomb brand packaging sent through this program.