Bradford’s Optica Moda participates in contact lens recycling program
Consumers are encouraged to bring all brands of disposable contact lenses and their blister packs to participating ophthalmologists.
Eye doctors located in cities across Ontario help 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:
- Aurora Family Eyecare, L4G 8A3 Aurora 130 Hollidge Blvd
- Optica Moda, L3Z 0C1 Bradford 459 Holland St W Unit F3
- For Info Doctors Newmarket, L3Y 8W8 Newmarket 1100 Davis Dr
- Dr. Louie, L3Y 0A3 Newmarket 16880 Yonge Street
- Dr. Elmalem, L3Y 4Z1 Newmarket 17600 Yonge Street
- Eyes on Stonehaven, L3X 1G2 Newmarket 665 Stonehaven Ave Unit B2
To learn more about the Bausch + Lomb 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-lomb.