Eco’s Partner, Trees for the Future, Reaches 200 Million Trees Milestone

By Staff
Friday, January 15, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Eco, from Modo, has announced that its partner, Trees for the Future, has planted 200 million tress around the world. The milestone was met with support from thousands of individual donors and more than 300 brand partners, including Eco.

CooperVision Launches Social Media Contest for Eyecare Professionals to Promote Sustainable Practices

By Staff
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:18 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—To raise awareness of the importance of sustainability in eyecare, CooperVision has launched a social media contest encouraging eyecare professionals to be more sustainable in their practices and daily lives. The “Planet-Loving Practices Sustainability Contest,” will run through the end of January.

Making a Difference Matters

By Marge Axelard
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 5:30 PM NEW YORK—Taking it seriously. That’s what’s seemed to be happening to the subject of sustainability in this year like no other, 2020. From individuals and families to companies and businesses large and small, a new awareness of climate change, economic challenges, social causes, human vulnerability and a growing priority toward health and wellness are all factors. Many felt this way before, but the pandemic and a one-of-a-kind year has created more concern among customers about corporate social responsibility. In other words, they are concerned about companies’ values and what they stand for and support.

Bausch + Lomb Reports Nearly 27 Million Units of Contact Lens Materials Recycled Through ‘ONE By ONE Recycling’ Program

By Staff
Monday, November 16, 2020 12:24 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, the eye health business unit of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC), said its exclusive ONE by ONE Recycling program has recycled nearly 27 million used contact lenses, top foils and blister packs since launching in November 2016.

Optical Companies See Benefits of Working to ‘Protect the Planet’

By Gwendolyn Plummer and Mark Tosh
Monday, December 16, 2019 12:28 AM Sustainability is a word that’s talked about often today, but in reality it’s a complex concept that touches upon many aspects of daily living. Perhaps the most-often quoted definition of sustainability comes from the U.N. World Commission on Environment and Development: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Bausch + Lomb and TerraCycle Announce Donation of Custom Training Modules to Guide Dog Foundation

By Staff
Friday, November 15, 2019 12:24 AM
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb in collaboration with TerraCycle,  a world leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, have announced a donation of custom training modules to the Guide Dog Foundation, a national not-for-profit that trains guide dogs for people who are blind or visually impaired. The training modules, including benches, tables, waste stations and an agility ramp, were made from used contact lens materials collected through the Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program, the first and only contact lens recycling program of its kind in the United States, along with other recycled material, according to the announcement earlier this week.

How to Dispose of Your Contacts and Still Stay Friendly to the Environment

By Staff
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:03 AM I’ve been a contact lens wearer for over 40 years. I started out wearing contacts that lasted several months and eventually graduated to daily disposable lenses, attracted by their comfort and no fuss maintenance. But looking back, I cringe to think of how many lenses and blister packs I’ve thrown away over the years. Every morning, after inserting my contacts, I put the blister packs in recycling and at night I throw my lenses in the garbage (NOT down the sink or toilet). According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), I am one of 45 million people in the U.S. who wear contact lenses. But after researching this feature, I have to ask myself—is there something more I could be doing when it comes to disposing of those contact lenses, which in a short time turn into hard, breakable bubbles of plastic once they leave my eyes and hit the garbage can. In a word, the answer is yes. Read More