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Dramatic Impact of MASSDEP Organics Action Plan since 2014

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Mar 20, 2017 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Results in Massachusetts are a clear signal that focusing on composting can be a major jobs and wealth producer for the entire country.

Total growth includes:

Jobs 910
Labor income $46.8 million
Value added $76.8 million
Industry activity $174.6 million
State and Local taxes $5.4 million

For full details see “Calculating Economic Impact of Commercial Organics Ban” in BioCycle Magazine, March/April 2017, p. 36-38.

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About Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Recycling and Economic Growth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is a member of ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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