Recycle any brand of contact lenses and blister packs through this programme
TerraCycle and Bausch + Lomb have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of used contact lenses and blister packs.
Participating in your home, office, school or any other organisation is completely free and very easy.
Collect your used contact lenses and blister packs in any box. When you are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking “Request a postage label” and follow the prompts. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by dropping it off at your nearby post office.
Programme accepted waste: All brands of contact lenses and blister packs.
Please note: Biotrue® ONEday, ULTRA and other Bausch + Lomb brand cardboard boxes are recyclable through regular Council recycling. Please do not include them in your shipments through this programme.
To recycle this waste stream properly, please do not include any cardboard packaging in your shipments for this programme. Please recycle these items through regular Council recycling.
Once received, the contact lenses and blister packs are separated by composition and cleaned. The metal layers of the blister packs are recycled separately, while the contact lenses and plastic blister pack components are melted into plastic that can be remolded to make recycled products.
As thanks for your dedication to diverting waste from landfills, a $1 donation will be made to Optometry Giving Sight for every kilogram of accepted waste sent through this programme.
Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.
Bausch + Lomb has embarked on a long-term journey to protect our communities and preserve the natural environment for current and future generations. To do so, they are working daily to become a more environmentally sustainable company by reducing their consumption of fuel, energy, water, and natural resources, while minimising their generation of waste. Click here to learn more.