This Is Plastics: Separating Myth from Fact

Plastics 101

Separating Myth from Fact

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about plastic materials, products and recycling. Let’s set the record straight.


Top 3 Takeaways

Plastics can be confusing. There, we said it. From the way they’re manufactured to the way different materials have different properties to the way that different items can be recycled depending on where you live, there are plenty of opportunities for people to get a little intimidated about plastics—which opens the door for them to find answers from sources that are misleading, incomplete or flat-out wrong.

Below is a running list of busted myths about plastics.
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