Recycle your used contacts at local eye doctors in Barrie, Orillia

ByMartha R. Camara

Feb 22, 2022

Through the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts recycling program, residents of Barrie and Orillia can dispose of any brand of disposable contacts, blister packs

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TERRA CYCLE CANADA
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BARRIE – Ophthalmologists located in cities across Ontario are helping the planet and the local community by reducing waste and keeping otherwise non-recyclable disposable contact lenses and their packaging out of the landfill.


As part of the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts recycling program, consumers are encouraged to bring all brands of disposable contact lenses and their blister packaging to participating eye doctors for recycling.


“Contact lenses are one of the forgotten waste streams that are often overlooked due to their size and mundaneness in today’s society,” said Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle. “Programs like the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts Recycling Program allow ophthalmologists to work within their communities and play an active role in preserving the environment beyond what their local municipal recycling programs are able to provide. In creating this recycling initiative, our goal was to provide an opportunity where entire communities can collect litter alongside a nationwide network of public collection points, all with the unified goal of increasing the number of contact lenses recycled. and their associated packaging, thereby reducing their impact on landfills.


Below is a list of local ophthalmologists participating in the program:

To learn more about Bausch + Lomb’s Every Contact Counts recycling program, to become a public drop-off location, or to find the nearest participating location, visit https://www.terracycle.ca/brigades/bausch-and- lumbar

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