Economic Leaders and Job Creators
The U.S.-based scrap recycling industry is a sophisticated, capital-intensive industry that has been creating “green jobs” in the United States for decades. As the first link in the manufacturing supply chain, scrap recycling has been integral to the U.S. economy, job creation, resource sustainability, energy savings and global trade for more than 200 years. After having contracted sharply in 2009 as a result of the global recession, the scrap recycling industry rebounded by more than 40 percent in 2010 to more than $77 billion in sales. Despite the lingering effects of the global recession on certain sectors of the U.S. economy, the scrap recycling industry has been at the forefront of job creation, adding 10,000 jobs to the economy since the beginning of 2010. The industry is a positive solution in the U.S. manufacturing landscape and directly employs more than 130,000 men and women based on environmentally sensitive and sustainable business practices.
Please see below or click here for a new study that shows more than 450,000 workers are put to work in the United States – directly and indirectly – through the U.S. scrap recycling industry.