New Report from the Pennsylvania Recycling Center

Date: 14 Jun 2017 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail
A new report from the Pennsylvania Recycling Center evaluates the economic impact of recycling in the Keystone State. Key findings include:
  • The 6,373 companies that directly are part of Pennsylvania’s Recycling Marketplace employed over 66,000 people while stimulating almost an additional 110,000 indirect and induced jobs.
  • For every job within the Pennsylvania Recycling Marketplace, an additional 1.7 jobs are supported.
  • It is estimated the Pennsylvania Recycling Marketplace generated $1.7 billion in state and local taxes and $2.7 billion in federal taxes.

See, Recycling Brings Green to Pennsylvania

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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.