Recycling not only saves energy and reduces landfill waste, the recycling industry creates jobs and helps our local economy. The study, “More Jobs, Less Pollution” shows that a 75% national recycling rate would create nearly 2.3 million jobs while reducing pollution by 2030. It is growing the Recycling Economy in the U.S., shows how a stronger recycling economy would create 1.5 million new jobs in manufacturing, collection, and other careers. The recycling industry creates jobs that can be quality jobs with family-supporting wages.
The recycling industry has grown quickly in recent decades, and this boom has translated into social, environmental, and economic benefits for society. One of these is the creation of jobs in the recycling industry, as well as recycling self-employment opportunities, such as;
•Mechanics, Technicians, and Machinery Maintenance Workers.
•Material Recovery Facility Managers.