There’s a lot of information out there when it comes to sustainability, and not all of it is true. Let’s take a look at a few myths when it comes to sustainability, and what we can do instead.

  • Paper bags are better than plastic: according to it takes four times as much energy to produce a paper bag than a plastic one. Your best bet: a reusable bag.
  • Recycling is sustainable: not all products that can be recycled are. Check with your local provider to see if that milk carton or pizza box can indeed be recycled where you live.
  • New windows save energy: since windows don’t take up much surface area in our homes, replacing them won’t save that much energy. High estimates say you can save 10% on energy bills, while others say you won’t even notice a difference. Instead, concentrate on insulation first which can save more and is cheaper to do.
  • Sustainability is a trend: quite the opposite. In an effort to meet consumer demand, companies a