Johnson & Johnson Vision Makes Key Changes to Product Manufacturing and Packaging as it Increases Commitment to Sustainability

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022 12:27 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision, which works to help people around the world see better, connect better and live better, said it understands the value in extending this commitment to ensure it supports the health of the planet as well. “After all, it takes a healthy planet to have healthy people and communities,” the company noted in a recent LinkedIn post coinciding with World Earth Day (April 22). In addition, J&J Vision said late last week that it has made two important changes to the way some products are made and distributed to benefit the planet. The changes and products are:

Alcon, Bausch + Lomb and CooperVision Report Expanded Efforts Around Sustainability and Recycling as Nation Celebrates Earth Day

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Friday, April 22, 2022 12:33 AM NEW YORK—The leading contact lens companies, along with many other businesses in the optical industry, noted this week their efforts to expand plastic recycling programs and to create, what one company calls, “a more sustainable world.” The announcements from three major contact lens companies—Alcon, Bausch + Lomb and CooperVision—identify specific new programs they currently have under way and outlines some of the results coming from their ongoing efforts toward sustainability. The announcements included the following:

Mykita, in Partnership With Eastman, Will Make Complete Pivot to Sustainable Acetate

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:27 AM BERLIN—Mykita and Eastman (NYSE:EMN) will join forces to accelerate the transition to sustainable materials in the eyewear industry, the companies said. From today, leading independent eyewear brand Mykita will exclusively source the sustainable Acetate Renew, produced by Eastman’s innovative molecular recycling technology.

Warby Parker Partners With Eastman to Launch New Demo Lens Molecular Recycling Program

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Monday, March 14, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Warby Parker (NYSE: WRBY) announced last Friday a new partnership with Eastman (NYSE:EMN) to pioneer a first-of-its-kind demo lens molecular recycling program. One of the greatest environmental impacts within the eyewear industry is the lack of a recycling solution for demo lenses—the clear plastic lenses used across the industry to maintain frame shape and integrity while in transit, on display and for try-on. With the 600 million frames produced annually industry-wide, the announcement said, this practice accounts for over 5,000 tons of waste per year globally.

CooperVision Plastic Neutral Contact Lens Program Posts Industry-Leading, First-Year Results

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Friday, February 25, 2022 12:21 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—One year after CooperVision established the first plastic neutral contact lens though a trailblazing partnership with Plastic Bank, the program has made a significant environmental and social impact worldwide, according to an announcement from CooperVision.

Icare Group of Hong Kong Receives ISCC Plus Certification

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Monday, February 14, 2022 12:21 AM HONG KONG—Icare Group said last week that it achieved the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus. This demonstrates Icare Group’s continuous effort to preserve the environment and to reach outstanding levels of corporate social responsibility (CSR), the announcement noted.

Bausch + Lomb Reports More than 41 Million Units of Contact Lens, Eye and Lens Care Materials Recycled Through Collaboration With TerraCycle

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:15 AM LAVAL, Quebec, and TRENTON, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc (NYSE/TSX: BHC), announced its exclusive ONE by ONE and Biotrue Eye Care Recycling programs have recycled a total of 41,358,603 million units, or 248,516 pounds, of used contact lens, eye and lens care materials.

Mido Launches 'Stand Up for Green' Competition for 2022 Exhibitors' Booths

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Monday, November 15, 2021 12:15 AM MILAN—As its organizers note that Mido "has always promoted a sustainable connection with both people and the planet, aiming at a restart that is going to be respectful of the 'Wonder' around us," the show is launching "Stand Up for Green," a competition that rewards exhibiting booths that stand for eco-awareness. Mido, the international eyewear and optics exhibition set to return to an in-person show Feb. 12-14, 2022, with the theme "Craving Wonder," provided some details this week of the new competition, for which applications are to be accepted through Jan.15, 2022. Organizers say they are "looking for booths made of reusable modules, eco-friendly materials or low environmental impact raw materials."

Bausch + Lomb Launches Biotrue Eye Care Recycling Program in Collaboration With Terracycle in the U.S.

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:18 AM LAVAL, Quebec, and TRENTON, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, the eye health business unit of Bausch Health Companies (NYSE/TSX: BHC), announced the launch of the Biotrue Eye Care Recycling program, which the company said is the first and only eyecare recycling program in the U.S. The new program will allow consumers who participate in the program to properly recycle all brands of their eye drop single dose units, lens cases and lens solution caps, as well as Biotrue Hydration Boost Lubricant Eye Drops multi-dose bottles through a collaboration with TerraCycle, a world leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, according to the announcement.

U.S. Vision Launches JCPenney Optical 'Eyes on the Prize' Sweepstakes to Support Mita Brand Launch

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:18 AM BLACKWOOD, N.J.—U.S. Vision, a leading retailer of optical products and services with more than 370 locations across the country, announced the JCPenney Optical “Eyes on the Prize” sweepstakes.

Safilo Group Partners With Coventya to Introduce ‘Metal X’ to Eyewear Production

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:21 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group has announced a strategic partnership with Coventya, a global company with more than 90 years of experience in the development of specialty chemicals for surface finishing treatments, on the use of “Metal X,” a new material for eyewear. Safilo will be the first in the eyewear sector to use Metal X, which is an innovative Coventya patent that allows the use of precious metals in galvanic treatments for the production of optical frames and sunglasses to be reduced by 90 percent.

Marcolin, Timberland Eyewear Announce Three-Year Partnership With Treedom

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:27 AM LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin has announced a three-year partnership with Treedom, a global web platform to promote the planting of trees and forests worldwide with the aim of making the planet greener, through Timberland Eyewear.

Ocuco Neutralizes Carbon Emissions as the First Step of Sustainability Program

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Friday, August 20, 2021 12:15 AM DUBLIN, Ireland—Ocuco Ltd has announced the launch of a sustainability program. The first action of this plan is neutralizing the carbon emissions of its global headquarters until 2022.

Report Shows How ECPs Can Boost Contact Lens Trial and Engage Patients with Sustainable Options

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 12:15 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—A survey commissioned by CooperVision Inc. sheds new light on the value of providing patients more sustainable contact lens options.

CooperVision Launches Campaign to Educate Consumers on the Sustainability of clariti 1 day Contact Lenses

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:18 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—As many eyecare practices look for more ways to connect with their sustainability-focused patients, CooperVision has launched a digital marketing campaign called “Do One Better.”