In a 2010 study, SERDC determined that over 200 key Southeastern manufacturers look to recycled feedstock to develop new consumer goods. When communities invest in local recycling collection programs, they’re supporting regional manufacturers who depend on recycled plastic, glass, metal, and paper to make new consumer goods. These manufacturers collectively support more than 47,525 employees and see a sales volume towering more than $29.4 billion.
Click here to see SERDC's interactive map of manufacturers who depend on recycling.
Made possible in part by grants from EPA Region 4 and ADECA.