It’s believed that up to 20 percent of the 45 million people who wear disposable contact lenses flush them down the toilet. While it may not seem like a big deal to have the tiny plastic lenses go down the drain, it ends up leading to significant ocean pollution. The lenses break down and become “microplastics,” which marine life mistake for food and eat. This not only poisons marine life, but it can end up in our food supply as well. If you wear contacts, dispose of them properly in the trash and not down the drain. Or better yet: Wear eyeglasses when you can.
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