Recycling is big business these days, and most local authorities have strong recycling programs. Yet in spite of this, there are a lot of myths floating round about recycling and whether it is, or is not, a good idea.
Some of the misinformation comes from confusing messages put forward by the local authorities themselves, but other myths are based on old excuses that people used to make when recycling required more effort.
A few of the more common myths are examined here:
Myth 1 – Recycling Collections Waste More Energy than Recycling Saves
Myth 2 – Tetra Pak Cartons Can’t Be Recycled
Myth 3 – Plastic Food Packaging Can’t Be Recycled
Myth 4 – The Stuff You Sort For Recycling Just Gets Dumped Overseas
Myth 5 – “I Recycle, So I’m Doing Enough for the Environment”