Disposable contact lens wearers can recycle their lenses and blister packs at participating ophthalmologists in Guelph and Wellington through the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts recycling program.
“Contact lenses are one of the forgotten waste streams that are often overlooked due to their size and mundaneness in today’s society,” Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle said in a statement. Press. “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:
• Dr. Carolyn Barth Optometry, 38 Church St. W., Elmira N3B 1M5
• Elora Optometry, 201-54 Victoria St, Elora N0B 1S0
• Fergus Eye Care, 144 St. Andrew St. W., Fergus N1M 1N5
• Royal City Optometry, 570 Kortright Rd. W., Guelph N1G 3W8
• Iris – Clairfield Commons, 1-5 Clair Road. O., Guelph N1L 0A6
• Brisson Leis and Associates, 21 College Ave. W., Guelph N1G 1R7
• Dr. Lukito & Associates, 480 Woodlawn Road. East, Guelph N1E 1B9
To learn more about the recycling program, become a public drop-off point or to find the nearest collection point, visit www.terracycle.ca/brigades/bausch-and-lomb.