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Contact Lens Recycling

Contact Lens Recycling

Have you ever thought about what happens to your contact lenses after you throw them away? What about the pack and case they come in? They would typically go in your general waste then dumped in landfill, right?

Pollution is a growing issue in today’s society. Landfills emit a huge amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and need a large amount of maintenance to ensure they aren’t polluting the environment. In 2018, ABC news reported that 40% of Australia’s waste goes to landfill… and our used contact lenses make up part of that percentage!

Don’t worry… we have a solution that is better for you and the environment!

Bausch + Lomb Recycling Programme

In 2017, recycling extraordinaires TerraCycle, and Bausch + Lomb, started a programme to reduce the growing landfill caused by our blurry vision. Any Australian can ship their lens waste to TerraCycle at no cost, which is then washed, shredded and melted to be recycled in manufacturing other materials.

In 2018 alone they had already recycled over 100,000 contact lenses with the number growing each year. No matter what brand you have, TerraCycle are happy to take in your waste.

Not only are you giving back to the environment… you are giving back vision to underprivileged kids as well! For every kilogram of waste sent to TerraCycle, Bausch + Lomb give back $1 to the Optometry Giving Sight foundation.

Got waste?

Our team is extremely proud to be a part of this programme and act as a collection point for the Bausch + Lomb Recycling Programme. As an environmentally friendly and community driven practice we want to ensure our vision for the future is always long sighted.

Making a positive impact on the environment for future generations is extremely important to us. We strongly encourage all of our customers to take advantage of our collection boxes to help reduce our carbon footprint on the environment.

Got any contact waste you are looking to throw away? Stop by our office and we will gladly take it off your hands!

CONTACT IAN DONALD OPTOMETRIST

Pin Shop 2
37 -39 The Corso
Manly
info@manlyoptometry.com.au 02 9977 6700 02 9977 3402

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