At Boyle Eye Specialists, PC, we believe strongly in giving back to the community and caring for the eyes of all those in need. Outreach programs represent an opportunity to show the community the level of commitment our optometrists have to their community. The staff also plays an important role in community outreach. Our office participates in the old eyeglasses donation program for Lions Club as well as other charitable services.
Bausch & Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program
Standard recycling in the USA does not recycle the whole blister pack. Our recycling services recycles the entire blister pack.
The Bausch & Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program allows used contact lenses and packaging to be recycled properly, with the goal of reducing landfill waste associated with contact lenses
Bausch & Lomb have partnered with TerraCycle to create a free recycling program that wil recycle ALL brands of blister packs, including Vistakon, Alon, Coopervision and any other company blister pack besides their own Bausch & Lomb blister packs.
We would like to encourage our patients to drop off their used blister packs in our BioTrue recycling box.
More About Disposable Soft Contact Lens Recycling Program
This disposable soft contact lens (SCL) recycle program was launched by Bausch & Lomb, the BioTrue OneDay and Ultra SCL vendor.
The disposable SCL blister packs that contain the SCLs are made of a plastic body with a peel away foil top. In the USA even if you place the used blister packs in our Recycle garbage cans, these blister packs are not recycled. They are normally separated out and go to the garbage dumps.
Bausch & Lomb has partnered with Teracycle to recycle these blister packs. Bausch & Lomb and Teracycle will recycle ALL Brands of foil packs. They will recycle Vistakon, Alcon, Coopervision and any company’s blister pack in addition to their own Bausch & Lomb blister packs.
Keep Our Environment Cleaner
Visit our eye care clinic in Scranton, Pennsylvania with your blister packs from disposable contact lenses, and we’ll keep our environment clean together.
The ONE by ONE Recycling Program FAQs
The Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program allows used contact lenses and packaging to be recycled properly, with the goal of reducing landfill waste associated with contact lenses. It is the first sponsored contact lens recycling program from Bausch + Lomb and TerraCycle, a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste.
The program was inspired by the green efforts of the Bausch + Lomb daily disposable manufacturing facility in Waterford, Ireland. In recent years, the facility has made strides in developing a more sustainable approach to reducing waste.
In the United States, Bausch + Lomb continues to dedicate efforts to reducing waste and energy consumption, with the establishment of over 60 recycling streams, and the installation of a solar array at the facility in Rochester, NY.
Due to the size of contact lenses and their packaging, these materials get filtered out at recycling facilities and directed to the waste stream, contributing to landfills across the United States.
You can recycle waste associated with contact lenses, including:
Opened plastic blister packs
Unopened blister packs are not accepted through this program and should not be included in your shipment.
Please note: Bausch + Lomb contact lens cardboard boxes are recyclable through regular municipal recycling. Please do not include them in your shipments through this program.
You may collect any brand of contact lens waste for this recycling program.
No, you do not need to clean the waste before sending it to TerraCycle. However, please remove as much of the liquid from blister packs as possible before shipping.
You may drop off your waste at your eye doctor’s office or print a free shipping label at BauschRecycles.com. After placing your waste in a sealed cardboard box, you can drop it off at a UPS location or schedule a pickup to ship from home.
No, your shipment can be any size.
Once received, the contact lenses and blister packs are separated 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.
Participating in the Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program benefits our environment by reducing the amount of waste deposited to landfills across the country. As a thank you for your dedication, a $1 donation will be made to Optometry Giving Sight for every pound of accepted packaging sent through this program.