Natalia Welzenbach-Marcu | August 21st, 2018
Contact lenses have a bigger impact on the environment than previously thought.
The corrective lenses can be used once or multiple times, depending on the type. But with a plethora of daily-use contacts, more and more of the corrective lenses are being steadily disposed of.
Capable of correcting vision without the need of glasses, contact lenses are a soft and flexible plastic material, and this becomes a problem when wearers dispose of their old lenses by flushing them down the toilet or sink.
Disposing of contacts in the trash instead would be a much better option, as cluttering up waterways causes significantly more damage than simply filling up a landfill.
Some movements are being made to consciously recycle the plastic packaging for contacts as well.