Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, announced today, on Earth Day, that its ONE by ONE Recycling Program, the first contact lens recycling program of its kind, has recycled more than 9.2 million used contact lenses, blister packs and top foils since the program's launch in November 2016. The ONE by ONE Recycling program is offered free of charge to eye care professionals and their patients across the United States and is made possible through a collaboration with TerraCycle®, a world leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste. As of the end of March 2019, the total amount of waste collected and recycled translates to more than 55,200 pounds — roughly the weight of an adult whale shark.
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TerraCycle is an innovative waste management company with a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. Operating nationally across 21 countries, TerraCycle partners with leading consumer product companies, retailers, cities, and facilities to recycle products and packages, from dirty diapers to cigarette butts, that would otherwise end up being landfilled or incinerated. In addition, TerraCycle works with leading consumer product companies to integrate hard to recycle waste streams, such as ocean plastic, into their products and packaging. TerraCycle has won over 200 awards for sustainability and has donated over $25 million to schools and charities since its founding.
Building on its commitment to developing sustainable laundry solutions, Tide is proud to announce its strategic partnership with international recycler TerraCycle. This will allow the new Tide Eco-Box packaging to be 100 percent recyclable from bag to box, according to TerraCycle.
In today's world, everything runs on batteries. They're in the things we use every day. Inevitably though, they run out of power and the question comes up - what do you do with your spent batteries? In the past they ended up in a junk drawer, an old coffee can in the garage, or even in the trash. But, batteries can be recycled using a few extra precautions.
Medical waste (in the form of used sharps) has become the latest difficult-to-recycle recycling program at TerraCycle, as the company continues to add waste streams to its product list. Utilizing EPA-approved sterilization technology, the company has developed a system that provides contaminant exposure protection and high-efficiency material recovery.
As part of L'Oréal USA's annual Volunteer Day, held June 12th, Garnier USA recently sponsored an opportunity with TerraCycle and GrowNYC where employees worked to install a community garden at the El Gallo Social Club in Harlem, New York City.
TerraCycle's efficient drum-top bulb crushing systems, the BulbEater3 and BulbEater3L, have received CE certification from the European Commission's Directorate-General (DG) for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Obtaining a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) is essential for the sale and distribution of a product in the European Economic Area and other regions. The BulbEater system had to meet the strict standards set forth by European Union Directive 2006/42/EC on Machinery to receive a DoC.
Hasbro, Inc., the global play and entertainment company, recently launched a new toy and game recycling pilot program with TerraCycle, a global leader in product recycling. During the pilot program, consumers can collect and send their well-loved Hasbro toys and games to TerraCycle, who will recycle them into materials that can be used in the construction of play spaces, flower pots, park benches, and other innovative uses.
International recycler TerraCycle is partnering with L'Occitane en Provence, a prestige beauty company offering products for high-quality skincare, body care, and fragrance, providing consumers with a free way to recycle all brands of beauty and skin care packaging. Through the L'Occitane Recycling Program, in partnership with TerraCycle, consumers can now drop off all brands of empty personal care and cosmetics packaging at participating L'Occitane full-price retail locations across the US to divert these items from landfills and receive a 10% discount towards one full-size product purchased that same day.
Italian food company Barilla is now providing consumers a free, easy way to recycle Barilla Ready Pasta packaging. Through a new partnership with TerraCycle, Barilla created the Ready Pasta Recycling Program to provide consumers a worry-free method of recycling their instant pasta pouches.
Subaru of America, Inc., has announced a new partnership with TerraCycle to help divert hard-to-recycle waste from landfills and incinerators through the automaker's environmentally-focused philanthropic platform, Subaru Loves the Earth. With less than a quarter of the 230 million tons of trash generated annually in U.S. getting recycled, Subaru and TerraCycle® are teaming up to intercept and repurpose hard to recycle items.