Consumers now have the chance to recycle their used contact lenses and blister packs for free as part of a partnership between Bausch + Lomb Australia and recycling company TerraCycle.
The lenses and packs are now both nationally recyclable for the first time as a result of the two companies working together.
Anyone who wears contact lenses can sign up to the program and help divert their lenses and blister packs from landfill.
They can download a prepaid shipping label from the TerraCycle website, attach it to the box, and drop off their package at any Australia Post outlet.
The used contact lenses and blister packs collected by TerraCycle will be recycled into sustainable products and materials.
The recycling program also gives back by making a $1 donation to Optometry Giving Sight for every kilogram of accepted waste sent through the program.
Optometry Giving Sight is a global organisation helping to prevent blindness and impaired vision around the world.