Mississauga eye doctors now offering to recycle contact lenses
Published August 12, 2021 at 8:37 pm
Eye doctors throughout Mississauga are trying to do their part for the environment by reducing waste and keeping otherwise non-recyclable disposable contact lenses and their packaging out of the landfill.
Through the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts Recycling Program, consumers are invited to bring all brands of disposable contact lenses and their blister pack packaging to participating eye doctor locations to be recycled.
“Contact lenses are one of the forgotten waste streams that are often overlooked due to their size and how commonplace they are in today’s society,” said Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle.
TerraCycle is a waste management company that partners with leading consumer product companies, retailers and cities to recycle products and packages.
“Programs like the Bausch + Lomb Every Contact Counts Recycling Program allows eye doctors to work within their community and take an active role in preserving the environment, beyond what their local municipal recycling programs are able to provide,” continued Szaky. “By creating this recycling initiative, our aim was to provide an opportunity where whole communities are able to collect waste alongside a national network of public drop-off locations all with the unified goal to increase the number of recycled contact lenses and their associated packaging, thereby reducing their impact on landfills.”
Below is a list of local eye doctors participating in the program:
- Dr. Lisa Lo Optometrist, L5R 3E7 Mississauga 30 Eglinton Ave. W., Unit 9
- Queen Spectacle Streetsville, L5M1L4 Mississauga 201 Queen St. S.
- Vision Centre At Trelawny, L5N 6S3 Mississauga 3899 Trelawny Circle, Unit 6
- VIP Optical, L5A3Y1 Mississauga 377 Burnhamthrope Rd. E.
- Osmond Optical, L5C4P3 Mississauga Unit 23 E&F-1177 Central Parkway W.
- Meadowvale Optometry, L5L3T8 Mississauga 6956 Financial Dr.
- Dr. A. Kara & Associates, L5N 2W7 Mississauga 6975 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle
- Dr. K. Fong, Dr. M. Chiu & Associates, L5B 2C9 Mississauga 100 City Centre Dr.
- Erin Mills Eye Exam Clinic, L5M 4Z5 Mississauga 5100 Erin Mills Pkwy.
- IGO Optometrist, L5W 1X1 Mississauga 735 Twain Ave.
- Sheridan Eye Clinic, L5K 1T9 Mississauga 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy.
- Trillium Eye Care, L5G 1H9 Mississauga 515 Lakeshore Rd. E.
- FYiDoctors Mississauga-Port Credit, L5H 1G6 Mississauga 228 Lakeshore R. W, Suite 6