Bausch + Lomb has partnered with TerraCycle to donate custom training modules made from recycled contact lenses to the Guide Dog Foundation.
TerraCycle, which specializes in repurposing hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, will create benches, tables, waste stations and an agility ramp made from used contact lens materials collected through Bausch + Lomb’s ONE by ONE Recycling Program, according to a press release.
The headquarters of the Guide Dog Foundation in Smithtown, New York, will receive the training modules, which will be used to train guide dogs for blind or visually impaired individuals.
“At Bausch + Lomb our mission is to help people see better to live better by delivering critical resources and advancements that help improve vision health,” Joe Gordon, U.S. president, Bausch + Lomb, said in the release. “We are proud to further build upon the ONE by ONE Recycling Program with TerraCycle in providing this donation to the Guide Dog Foundation — an initiative that not only supports the health of our environment, but also provides the precious gift of sight through the training they provide guide dogs for those who are blind or visually impaired.”
The ONE by ONE program encourages contact lens wearers to bring their used lenses and packaging to participating eye care professionals’ offices for recycling. More information can be found at www.bauschrecycles.com.