Putting Americans to Work

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Putting Americans to Work

Putting Americans to Work

While many in the public policy world talk about the need for more green jobs, the scrap recycling industry has been creating environmentally friendly jobs and other opportunities in the United States for decades. According to an independent analysis conducted in 2015 by John Dunham and Associates, the U.S. scrap recycling industry is a major economic engine powerful enough to create 471,587 jobs and generate $11.2 billion in tax revenues for governments across the country, all while making the old new again and helping to protect the earth’s air, water, and land for future generations.

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