About the Programme
Did you know that contact lens blister packs and lenses themselves are too small for normal recycling conveyor belts?
Forestway Optometry is proud to be part of the recently launched Bausch & Lomb contact lens recycling programme. Contact lens users can now return their used blister packs and lenses (for any brand of contact lenses) to our store in the Glenrose Village Shopping Centre and we will ensure that they are recycled effectively through the Bausch & Lomb programme.
Once the waste is sent to the recycling plant the contact lenses and blister packs are separated by composition and cleaned. The metal layers of the blister packs are recycled separately, while the contact lenses and plastic blister pack components are melted into plastic that can be remoulded to make recycled products.
And there is more good news:
For every kilo of accepted waste sent through this programme a $1 donation will be made to Optometry Giving Sight .
For further information please visit https://www.terracycle.com.au/en-AU/brigades/bauschrecycling