Recycling industry spurs economic activity: ISRI

Jul 22, 2013 | 04:13 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  scrap, ISRI, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, exports, John Dunham & Associates, Robin Wiener, economic impact, Sean Davidson

NEW YORK — The U.S. recycling industry generates more than $87 billion in economic activity annually and provides nearly 463,000 jobs, according to a new study commissioned by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

An economic impact study covering all forms of recycling, including metals, electronics, plastics, paper, rubber, glass and textiles, showed that the industry generates $87.4 billion in economic activity annually while employing 137,970 people directly along with 131,917 supplier jobs and 193,053 induced jobs.....

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