7 Common Waste Myths, Debunked

Read the full story at Environmental Leader.

When it comes to trash and recycling, it can be difficult to determine what’s fact and what’s fiction. So I wanted to set the record straight by addressing some of the common waste myths and misconceptions taking up precious, unwanted space in between your ears – and provide you with the real truths that lie behind them.

Admittedly, I didn’t know what was fact and what was fiction for some of the items below when I started this. Perhaps you won’t either. But I think that’s the point.

We should know these things. And rather than us assuming we know what’s right from wrong when it comes to waste, let’s sort out the truth from the garbage once and for all.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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