Connect with us

Press Releases

Alcon First Health Company Awarded GreenCircle Certification: Zero Waste Operations

“The GreenCircle Zero Waste to Landfill Certification demonstrates absolute commitment to waste minimization and diversion as it requires 100% of waste to be diverted from landfills.”




(PRESS RELEASE) Alcon, the global leader in eye care dedicated to helping people see brilliantly, has earned the GreenCircle Zero Waste to Landfill Certification for three of its ophthalmic drop and solutions manufacturing facilities – two in Fort Worth, Texas, and one in Singapore. Each of the three facilities, which supply Alcon products to markets around the world, diverted 100% of total waste from landfills. With this achievement, Alcon is the first healthcare company to be GreenCircle Certified for Zero Waste to Landfill operations.

“Alcon teams continually focus on innovative ways to streamline our manufacturing processes to reduce operational waste, and I’m extremely proud to achieve GreenCircle certification as a testament to our commitment,” said Ed McGough, Alcon’s senior vice president of Manufacturing and Technical Operations. “At Alcon, we strive to improve our environmental footprint through responsible business practices while also strengthening the communities in which we live and work.”

The three GreenCircle-certified facilities manufacture many of Alcon’s over-the-counter (OTC) eye care products, including:

  • OPTI-FREE Contact Lens Solutions, the No. 1 selling global brand of contact lens care solutions;
  • AO SEPT PLUS and CLEAR CARE Contact Lens Solutions, the top-selling peroxide lens care solutions globally;
  • PATADAY Allergy Eye Drops, the top-selling OTC eye allergy drops in the U.S.; and
  • SYSTANE Dry Eye Drops, the leading global artificial tear brand.

In addition, Alcon’s Fort Worth ASPEX facility manufactures surgical procedural and pharmaceutical eye drops as well as BSS, a sterile intraocular irrigating solution commonly used during surgical procedures.

“The GreenCircle Zero Waste to Landfill Certification demonstrates absolute commitment to waste minimization and diversion as it requires 100% of waste to be diverted from landfills,” said Tad Radzinski, Certification Officer at GreenCircle. “Often, manufacturing sites do not qualify their first time audited and need to make revisions to their waste management process to work towards this goal. We commend Alcon for earning this certification for all three of these manufacturing plants with their first GreenCircle audit.”

GreenCircle Certified, LLC is an internationally recognized third-party certification entity whose thorough evaluation process provides independent verification that sustainability claims related to an organization’s products and operations are honest, valid and verified. GreenCircle Certification is recognized as a valid third-party certification entity by the U.S. Federal Government, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR).




The Best Overall Progressive Lens, Now Powered by AI

Engineered with Behavioral Artificial Intelligence and utilizing new XR-motion™ technology, Varilux XR series goes beyond prescription and eye physiology to consider the patient’s visual behavior and design a progressive lens that respects how
their eyes naturally move.

Varilux XR series comes in two versions, Varilux® XR design and Varilux® XR track. The Varilux XR track lens provides an additional level of personalization by incorporating the exclusive Near Vision Behavior Measurement, providing up to 25% more near vision width3 according to the patient’s need, so patients get the highest level of customization.

Discover Varilux XR series and enjoy instantly sharp vision in motion4 and seamless transitions from near to far.

For more information, visit here.

Promoted Headlines






Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION.


Most Popular