More Jobs, Less Pollution: Growing the Recycling Economy in the U.S.

"More Jobs, Less Pollution" reports that achieving a 75 percent national recycling rate would create nearly 1.5 million additional jobs while reducing pollution and other harmful toxins while building strong local employment bases.

This new Tellus Institute report, released ahead of National Recycling Day by the BlueGreen Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council, Teamsters, SEIU, Recycling Works!, and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, shows the economic and environmental benefits of achieving a 75 percent national recycling rate, including job creation—particularly in manufacturing, pollution reduction and the strengthening of local communities and employment bases.

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