The vast majority of eye care practitioners agree that 1-day contact lenses are ideal from an ocular health and compliance standpoint. However, sometimes consumers express concern about the sustainability of a contact lens that’s designed to be disposed of every day. At CooperVision we have undertaken several initiatives to minimize the environmental impact of contact lens manufacturing and operate more sustainably because it is the right thing to do—for our employees, our customers, our business, and our planet. CooperVision is focused on sustainability in four key areas: saving water, conserving energy, reducing, reusing and recycling, and, finally, empowering our people. Let’s learn a little more about each of these focus areas below.
- 16.8 million gallons of water per year are being saved at our Puerto Rico manufacturing facility by our Water Reuse Project which was named the Environmental Innovation Project of the year in Puerto Rico.
- > 95% of our electricity comes from renewable sources at our newest manufacturing plant in Costa Rico.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:
- > 99% of the plastic components generated in the manufacturing process are recycled*.
Empowering our People:
- 70% of employees at both our Costa Rica and Hungary sites participate in mass transportation, reducing emissions that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere by vehicles*.
These are just a few of the examples of the many sustainability initiatives underway at CooperVision. Learn more about our commitment to sustainability at - https://coopervision.com/our-company/what-we-do/coopervision-sustainability