Recycling something as small as a contact lens can make a big difference

Help reduce microplastics

Help reduce microplastics

Contact lenses contribute to the trillions of microplastics in our water that can harm fish and enter the food supply.

Standard recycling doesn’t work

Standard recycling doesn’t work

Because of their small size, contact lenses can get filtered out and end up in landfills.

You can make a difference

Bausch + Lomb and TerraCycle® joined together to create the ONE by ONE Recycling Program—the only sponsored contact lens recycling program in the US. Here’s how it works.


Hold onto your used blister packs,
top foil, and lenses.


Drop off any amount of used lens
items at any participating locations.

Find a recycling center

What happens to the contact lens waste?

Your used contact lens items are separated based on composition and
melted into plastics that can be upcycled to become playground sets,
park benches, and more.

Find a recycling center

TerraCycle® is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by collecting and recycling almost any form of waste, diverting millions of pounds of trash from landfills each month. Visit to learn more.

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