Facts & Myths About Recycling

Myth: A recycling symbol means the product can be recycled or that the product is made from recycled materials.

     Fact: There are no laws that govern the use of the recycling symbol. You should look for the stamped number inside the symbol to identify its potential to be recycled and you should look for written descriptions of the product to know if it contains recycled or PCW materials.

Myth: Recycled or PCW paper is always off-color and gets stuck in copy machines and printers

     Fact: Due, in part to increased consumer demand, recycled paper  now available in a range of colors and weights, including bright white. It also now performs at the same level as its "virgin" equivalent with regard to use and image quality when used in copiers, laser, and ink jet printers.