Myth: Most Americans recycle all they can
According to national statistics, Americans generate 4.6 pounds of waste per person. When done right, recycling can reduce the amount of waste we produce by giving used materials a second life.
Research shows convenience and commitment are required for maximum recycling. For instance, do you recycle in several rooms of your home? If you only recycle in the kitchen, recyclables in your home office or bathroom get thrown away. So make recycling a collaborative effort where everyone participates, enabling the most recycling of the right materials.