One by One Recycling Program by Bausch + Lomb

April 23, 2018 Posted by Bausch + Lomb


Bausch + Lomb announced that its One by One Recycling Program—the first contact lens recycling program of its kind—has recycled nearly 2.5 million used contact lenses, blister packs and top foils since the program launched in November 2016, diverting more than 14,000 pounds of waste from landfills.

The program is made possible through a collaboration with TerraCycle, a leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste. Available to eyecare professionals and their patients across the U.S., the Bausch + Lomb One by One Recycling Program works by providing participating practices with large recycling bins to collect used contact lenses, blister packs and top foil.

Once the bins are full, a free shipping label can be printed from, and the used materials can be mailed to TerraCycle for recycling. Patients can also participate directly by visiting the program's website and printing a complimentary mailing label.

"Previously, contact lenses and lens packaging materials were filtered out at standard recycling centers due to their small sizes. Since its initiation about 18 months ago, Bausch + Lomb's One by One Recycling Program has helped to divert more than seven tons of waste from landfills across the U.S. by offering a convenient and free way for contact lens wearers to recycle their used materials," said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Valeant.

In addition, for every qualifying shipment of two pounds or more, a $1-per-pound donation will be made to Optometry Giving Sight To date, the program has raised more than $14,000.

Click here to learn more about the Bausch + Lomb One by One Recycling Program, register for the program or print free shipping labels.

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