WHAT TO DO WITH THE PACKAGING, LENSES AND TOP FOIL WRAPPER:

Flushing contact lenses down the toilet is the worst thing to do. Remember that contact lenses are still plastic and will never compost, but biodegrade into small pieces. When the lenses make their way to a wastewater treatment facility, they do not biodegrade easily, and they may fragment and make their way into surface water. There, they can cause environmental damage and may add to the growing problem of microplastic pollution. A 2015 study found that there were 93,000 to 236,000 metric tons of microplastic swirling in the ocean.

Very recently Bausch & Lomb and Terracycle have partnered together to recycle B&L plastic blister packs, top foil wrapper and contact lenses. All you have to do is collect these items. You can print out a shipping label and Bausch & Lomb will provide a shipping label at NO cost to you to ship these items to Terracycle for recycling.

Read more about the program and how to print out a shipping label.

You can print out posters and other promotional materials here.  This could be good to have in shared spaces like a dormitory bathroom.  Get everyone involved to redirect this waste stream.

Update: They accept for any brand. 

Image Source: Terracycle.com

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