Debunk the myths around recycling and get the facts on how this practice can save more than just the planet.
When talking about recycling it can be very difficult to separate fact from fiction. We all want to be environmentally conscious but we also don’t want to take it to an unsustainable point, as some have predicted. The rising popularity of biodegradable food containers and cutlery right next to people saying we’re spending more energy recycling than we’re saving can get pretty confusing. Here we debunk three myths about recycling to help clear things up for you.
While it’s true that recycling isn’t free it is still far more cost effective than simply throwing everything away. When you add up the numbers there are many ways that recycling saves money for everyone, from large companies to families.
It’s true that there are some transportation and production costs involved in recycling. While there are resources being used it’s a small amount compared to those used to transport and destroy or permanently store trash.
Items, such as biodegradable food containers and vegetable starch cutlery are popping up more and more these days. While they may look different, they completely work by serving their original purpose, and then saving money after.
Now that these recycling myths have been cleared up for you, please share your recycling tips or other myths you have heard in the comments section below.
Nick Walz is an active blogger and writer who likes to share his advice and tips to the online community. Going green is something Nick believes everyone should start contributing to. You can contact him on Twitter @Nick_Walz.