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Here's What Happens When You Flush Contact Lenses Down the Toilet (and Why You Shouldn't)

Science is showing that microplastics the size of a sesame seed and smaller are polluting our waterways and threatening aquatic life — and your contact lenses may be contributing to this pollution if you throw them down the sink or in the toilet. While a senior study at Arizona State University found that only 15 or 20 percent of contact lens wearers dispose of them in this way, it’s still a substantial enough number to cause environmental problems in waterways, particularly to...

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