VAUGHAN, ON , Dec. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bausch + Lomb Corporation (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) (“Bausch + Lomb”), a leading global eye health company dedicated to helping people see better to live better, today announced its first-of-its-kind ONE by ONE and Biotrue Eye Care Recycling programs have been named a gold winner in the Most Environmentally Friendly Service of the 12 months category simply by the 2022 Best in Biz Awards.

“For the past two years, our ONE by 1 contact lens recycling program has received gold for ‘Most Eco-friendly Support from the Year’ from the Best in Biz Awards. It brings us great pride in order to be recognized once again with this honor, but now with the addition of our Biotrue Vision Care Recycling where possible program, which launched late last year, ” said Joe Gordon , president, Global Consumer, Surgical plus Vision Treatment, Bausch + Lomb. “Together these applications continue to make incredible progress within helping to remove the ‘forgotten waste stream’ of used lens, eye care and lens care materials – nearly 60 million units to date – from our environment. We remain steadfast in our commitment to do all we can to help make a difference for our own world through these programs and the other Environmental, Social plus Governance initiatives. ”

Used lens, vision care and lens treatment materials are not typically processed in standard recycling facilities due to their small size and the type of plastic used to manufacture them. As a result, they can end up in landfills or waterways and contribute to plastic pollution. Bausch + Lomb’s recycling programs make it possible to properly recycle used lens, eye care and zoom lens care items, which can be utilized to help create a variety of post-consumer products.

To learn more about the 1 by 1 Recycling program, visit  www.BauschRecycles.com . To learn more about the Biotrue ® Eye Care Recycling program, visit https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/biotrue .

About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best inside Biz Honours has been the only independent business awards program judged by a who’s who associated with prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America plus around the particular world. Over the years, judges in the prestigious awards system have ranged from Associated Press to typically the Wall Street Journal in addition to winners have spanned this spectrum, through blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of often the global economy to some regarding the world’s most innovative start-ups and even nimble local companies. Each year, Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 100 categories, including company, team, executive, product and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, check out: http://www.bestinbizawards.com .

Regarding the Biotrue ® Eye Care Recycling Program
The Bausch + Lomb Biotrue ® Eye Care Recycling where possible program is  the first and only eye care recycling program in  the  United States. This program allows consumers who participate to properly recycle all brands of their eye drop single dose units, contact lens cases together with lens solution caps*, as well because Biotrue ® Hydration Boost lubricant eye drops multi-dose bottles. Once customers collect these items, they can be mailed  in order to TerraCycle using a pre-paid shipping label. When the waste arrives at the TerraCycle facility, it is cleaned and additionally melted into hard plastic material pellets that can be used to make new recycled products.

About the ONE by 1 Recycling System
The Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Taking program is the first and only sponsored contact lens recycling where possible program in  the  United States. This award-winning program collects used contact lenses, top foil and opened plastic blister packs coming from any brand and is available to contact lens wearers and vision care professionals. More than 7, 000 eye care practices are registered since official recycling where possible centers involving the plan. To take part, contact wearers can bring their own used disposable lenses and packaging to one of these practices, which gathers the used lens materials in a custom recycling bin provided by Bausch + Lomb. Once the bin is filled, the optometry practice ships the components to TerraCycle for proper recycling using a Bausch + Lomb pre-paid shipping label.

About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb will be dedicated to be able to protecting not to mention enhancing your gift connected with sight for millions of people around the world – by the moment of birth through every phase with life. Its comprehensive portfolio of more than 400 products includes lenses, standard zoom lens care products, eye maintenance systems, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products and ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Founded within 1853, Bausch + Lomb has a significant global research and development, manufacturing and also commercial footprint with more than 12, 000 employees and a presence in nearly 100 countries. Bausch & Lomb will be headquartered inside Vaughan, Ontario with corporate offices found in Bridgewater, New Jersey . For more information, visit  www.bausch.com   and connect with us on Twitter , LinkedIn , Facebook as well as Instagram .

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*Lens solution containers can be recycled through standard recycling.

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