UBC deposit return systems create more jobs, study says

Dec 20, 2011 | 12:58 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  Container Recycling Institute, UBC recycling, job creation, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Returning used beverage cans (UBCs) that are earmarked for recycling in order to recoup a deposit creates more jobs than curbside efforts do, according to a recent study by the Container Recycling Institute (CRI).

The study—titled Returning to Work: Understanding the Domestic Jobs Impacts from Different Methods of Recycling Beverage Containers—found that 11 to 38 times more jobs are created in areas that offer a deposit return system. There are 3,700 redemption centers in the....





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