Raise your hand if you have done one of the following – dispose of contact lenses either via the shower, sink drain or toilet. Doing that is like flushing a Styrofoam cup down the toilet. Neither of them biodegrade readily. A clinical study by Arizona State University “did not observe any significant biodegradation of contact lenses in a full-scale wastewater treatment plant”. Approximately 44,000 pounds of contact lenses are found in wastewater treatment plants per year. Plus, approximately 25,000 pounds of contact lenses are deposited in landfills annually.
Join us in keeping our eyes as well as our ENVIRONMENT HEALTHY. Bring in your used contact lenses, blister packs and top foil to RECYCLE. We have partnered with an innovative recycling company that specializes in recycling hard-to-recycle materials. Together, we can have HEALTHY EYES and a HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT.