The plastic they are made of can pollute water and be mistaken for food by aquatic animals.
More information on the harm caused by flushing lenses down the toilet or sink at: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/…/dont-flush-your-co…
Did you see our post on Monday, Earth Day 2019, on recycling contact lenses and their packaging? Here’s how
• Save used lenses and blister packs they come in.
• Bring them to our office. Some people collect them for a few months, some for a whole year.
• We will send them to send to TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company of hard-to-recycle waste.
• All contact lens manufacturer’s lenses and blister packs are accepted.
• Put the cardboard boxes the blister packs come in into your regular recycling bin.
More information on how flushing your contact lenses is adding plastic waste to oceans at: https://www.usatoday.com/…/flushing-your-contac…/1020256002/