The recycling world is not immune to myths but don't let these rumors stop you from making a difference. We have compiled the biggest fibs and explained how they just aren't true.
Myth 1: Recycling does not save natural resources
Making products from recycled materials uses far less natural resources than manufacturing the same product from virgin (new) materials. For example, using one ton of recycled steel saves 2,500 pounds of ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone from being mined.