Dramatic Impact of MASSDEP Organics Action Plan since 2014

Date: 20 Mar 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Waste to Wealth 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.