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Bausch + Lomb Recycling Program

Recycle any brand of contact lenses and blister packs through this programme

Participating locations
584
Waste recycled
74,726

Recycle in partnership with Biotrue® ONEday & ULTRA®

TerraCycle and Bausch + Lomb have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of used contact lenses and blister packs. 

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Drop-off locations

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Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

There is a growing network of public drop-off locations all around Australia, giving everyone the opportunity to drop off their waste for recycling. If your location would like to be considered to become one of our public drop-off points, you must fill in the Drop-off Application Form to begin the application process.

How it works

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.

What you can recycle in this program

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.

Best practices for recycling

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.

What happens to the waste

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.

 

Rewards

TerraCycle Points

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.

 

Resources

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.

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