As it says in our name, we at Best Disposal Inc. are experts in everything to do with trash disposal, and that includes recycling. We have extensive experience in this industry, and we have heard a number of myths and misconceptions about recycling over the years. In this article, we’ll be taking on three of the most common myths about recycling and replacing them with accurate information.
- Myth #1: Things Can Only Be Recycled Once- One mistaken idea that many people have about the recycling process is that items and materials can only be recycled once. It’s easy to see how this idea would make recycling seem like a fruitless endeavor, as reusing the material only one more time does not seem that impressive. While some materials, such as certain plastics, do have a limit on the number of times they can be effectively recycled, others, such as metal and glass, can be melted down and reshaped a virtually infinite number of times.
- Myth #2: Recycled Materials are Inferior in Quality- Another myth that we have encountered about recycling is that recycled materials are lower in quality compared to virgin ones. While there may have been some truth to this idea back in the 1970s when recycling was first gaining popularity, these days, the technology used to recycle materials has vastly improved, and there is no difference in quality between recycled materials and brand new ones.
- Myth #3: You Don’t Need to Separate Your Recycling- Lastly, many people are under the mistaken belief that it doesn’t matter if their trash gets mixed up with their recycling. In reality, putting items in the recycling stream that don’t belong there can seriously gum up the works at the recycling facility–for instance, putting broken glass in a paper-only recycling stream can damage the paper plant’s machinery.