I dispose of them properly, and recycle the pouches they come in, but that doesn’t change the fact that I create plastic waste daily. There are many plastic items that I still use in my life, but this is the only thing that I use almost every day, that only has a single use. Lasik is not a good option for me for financial reasons as well as the fact that I have super dry eyes and astigmatism. I often feel guilty about this plastic use. But I also feel grateful to have an option that allows me to have better than 20/20 vision, good peripheral vision, no headaches, the ability to wear make-up (if I’m performing, for instance), and which isn’t affected by my super dry eyes. *sigh*
I just wanted to address this head on. I’m not perfect in my reduction of plastic use in my own life. I do what I can, and I can always do more. I don’t want to legitimize my plastic use, nor do I want to feel like I bear an albatross around my neck. I just want you, my readers, to recognize what plastic you use in your life, and to be aware. The first step in reduction is awareness. I am sharing my awareness.