We are the first contact lens distributor in Canada who adapted a plastic recycling program.
The used blister packs of contact lenses are all made of polypropylene, regardless of brand and are very suitable for recycling. To put in our best effort into what we can do now for our future, we started this recycling program.
Standard recycling doesn’t work
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Because of their small size like beverage bottle caps, the blister packs and contact lens cases can’t get filtered out from the standard recycling system. When they can't be reliably recycled, they would end up in incineration or landfills, even flow out into the ocean.
Keep your used blister packs and plastic lens cases instead of throwing them away. We are currently accepting only used blister packs and plastic lens cases. Please PERFECTLY remove top foils and used lenses from the blister pack and lens cases so as to get them reliably recycled.
Send the used blister packs and plastic lens cases in the package box or bubble envelope to our office in Burnaby, BC Canada. The used blister packs can be purchased from us or other retailers, we don’t discriminate.
#118-6741 Cariboo Rd, Burnaby, BC V3N 4A3
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After receiving them, we will box them up in TerraCycle's Zero Waste Box. TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that's dedicated to recycling hard-to-recycle materials. Plastic collected through the Zero Waste Box system is sorted and processed into raw materials that can be reused instead of being sent to landfill.
These end products may include outdoor furniture and decking, plastic shipping pallets, watering cans, storage containers and bins, tubes for construction application, flooring tiles, playground surface covers, athletic fields, and more.
Contact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb also offers its own recycling program in collaboration with TerraCycle and you can drop off the used blisters at their partner eye care offices.
This is our first challenge working on recycling by ourselves. It's just a small step and little by little. But we believe a little will become a lot.