Company magnifies impact of sustainability program as it celebrates milestone: 100 million plastic bottles prevented from reaching Earth’s oceans

CooperVision announced the expansion associated with their net plastic neutrality  initiative with Plastic Bank to include its Biofinity  family and MiSight  1 day contact lenses in the U. S., making its most popular contact lens brands net plastic neutral. 1, 2

The company has also reached a significant milestone for the initiative: globally, the effort has avoided the equivalent of more than 100 million plastic containers from entering the seas. 3

In 2021, CooperVision pioneered the first net plastic material neutral  lens with clariti  1 day  in the particular U. H., and has continued to expand the scope of the global initiative. 1   It funds  Plastic Bank’s   collection, processing and reuse of general ocean-bound plastic-type waste that is equal to the weight from the plastic material contained in designated products in 27 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. In the U. S., this includes the clariti  1 day, MyDay, MiSight  one day, plus Biofinity  manufacturers.

“Over the past two years, thousands of eye care professionals and their patients have already contributed to this cause, simply by prescribing and wearing CooperVision 1-day contact lenses, ” said Michele Andrews, OD, Vice President, Professional & Government Affairs, Americas, CooperVision. “Now, along with the inclusion of Biofinity  and MiSight  1 day time, we are poised to make an even bigger difference. ”

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Beyond the positive impact on the particular environment,   CooperVision’s plastic neutrality initiative   benefits collection community members in more than 350 coastal communities who receive payments through Plastic Bank for necessities such as groceries, cooking fuel, school tuition, plus health insurance. 4

“We couldn’t be more thankful to everyone who has helped this program become an absolute success—the eye treatment professionals and wearers across the planet who share CooperVision’s sustainability commitment. Each plastic neutral contact lens that is prescribed and worn makes a difference, ” said Aldo Zucaro, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, CooperCompanies. “Together, we’re making our oceans, our own communities—and the future—better. We already have our sights set on the next 100 mil. ”

As a leading manufacturer associated with contact lenses, CooperVision is dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint, plus its efforts extend beyond net plastic neutrality. The company has a track record of  sustainable manufacturing and operations   focused on areas within which it can make the greatest impact. CooperVision has developed production processes resulting in award-winning conservation efforts in Puerto Rico and durability certifications within Puerto Vasto, Costa Rica, Spain, the particular U. K., and the U. S. 5

References
1. CVI data on file, 2022.
two. CVI information on document, 2022. US industry reports and internal estimates.
3. CVI data on file, 2022 for a complete list of participating brand names by country. Total bottles as derived through Plastic Bank’s effect dashboard via as of 11/16/2022.
4. CVI data on file, 2022. Total areas impacted by means of Plastic Bank’s impact dashboard since 12/31/2022.   https://plasticbank.com/faq/ethical-collection-communities
5. https://coopervision.com/our-company/news-center/press-release/coopervision-celebrates-earth-day-expansion-plastic-neutrality

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