Bausch & Lomb and Terracycle have teamed up to offer a contact lens recycling program. The program is free and accepts any brand of contact lenses as well as the plastic blister packs (you just have to read the fine print in the FAQ). To recycle your contact lens waste, find a local drop off on Terracycle’s website.
How do you recycle contact lens cases?
Once you’ve collected your old contacts, blister packs and foil, you can pick one of two recycling paths:
- Take the waste to a local eye doctor’s office. Find a vision practice near you participating in the contact lens recycling program. …
- Ship it to TerraCycle.
How do you dispose of contact lens solution bottles?
Contact lens cases and solution bottles may be recycled in the plastic number 5 container. Number 5 recycling is increasingly becoming more accepted by recyclers and can be recycled by some curbside programs.
What can you do with contact lense containers?
6 Creative Uses for Old Contact Lens Cases
- 1–Travel Jewelry Case. Unused contact lens cases make perfect storage containers for small earrings, rings, or even fake eyelashes. …
- 2–Pill Container. …
- 3–Condiment Holder. …
- 4–Travel Grooming Product Case. …
- 4–Mouthwash Holder. …
- 5–Earplug Container. …
- 6–Headphones Protector.
Are biotrue contacts recyclable?
Program accepted waste: Biotrue® ONEday brand contact lenses and blister packs, as well as other Bausch + Lomb brand contact lenses and blister packs. … Please note: Biotrue® ONEday and other Bausch + Lomb brand cardboard boxes are recyclable through regular municipal recycling.
What plastic is contact lens cases made of?
Solution bottles and cases are usually made from PET or Polyethylene plastic. Place the empty bottles into the plastic recycling bin. Contact lens cases should be replaced regularly, but they can be repurposed in many creative ways.
Are contact lens solution bottles recyclable?
You can recycle contact lens-related waste including:
Tip : Have an empty water bottle container in your bathroom . Collect your empty blister packs in this recycle it once it’s full. Cardboard boxes and plastic packaging are recyclable through your regular municipal / local council recycling.
Are contact lens boxes recyclable?
Contact lenses and plastic packaging are not recyclable in any typical recycling program. They are simply too small to make it through the sorting process.
Can you recycle contact lens foil?
If you’re a contact lens wearer and want to do your part to reduce plastic waste, there’s a simple solution: Just place the empty blister packs inside a plastic bottle and drop it into the plastic recycling bin once it’s full. (Just make sure you’re discarding the foil covering the blister pack first.)
Are single use eye drop vials recyclable?
Yes. They are recycle code #4. Keep in mind the RESTASIS MultiDose ® bottle uses less plastic than a package of single-use vials, so there is less plastic to be recycled.
Can single use eye drop vials be recycled?
A: If the eyedrop bottles are empty, they are all set for recycling.