Economic Impact Reports on Recycling
SERDC has compiled a list of various reports focused on the economic impacts of recycling in the Southeast. It is easy to see that the recycling industry has a great impact on the economies of the southeastern states.
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GeorgiaStatewide Waste Characterization Study, 2005
Georgia Recycling Coalition, Made in Georgia
Mississippi2006 Recycling Task Force Report to Legislature
Updated in 2020, the periodic Employment Trends in North Carolina's Recycling Industry study quantifies the impacts of recycling on jobs in North Carolina and points to the economic importance of continuing and expanding recycling programs across the state
Made in North Carolina: Recycled-Content Products Help Fuel the State's Economy
While manufacturing jobs in the state have declined from 817,300 in 1994 to 577,400 in 2004, recycling jobs in the state have increased 60 percent from 8,700 to 14,000 during the same 10-year period. The activities of a number of companies in this thriving sector of the state’s economy are highlighted in this publication. The companies profiled in “Made in North Carolina,” are actively ensuring that manufacturing stays a part of North Carolina’s economic future.
Recycling Means Business! The Impact of Recycling on North Carolina's Economy
This document provides a snapshot of the many faces of North Carolina’s recycling industry. The 42 companies featured here are just a few of the literally hundreds of recycling firms in the state, demonstrating the idea that protecting the environment and creating jobs can be accomplished together. What’s good for the planet can also be good for the economy, and North Carolina’s recycling companies are poised to make North Carolina a national leader in making it happen.