I was surprised to see the latest recycling jobs figures from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in a local newspaper column.  For a long time people have talked about recycling as a way to save energy and raw materials.  It turns out that recycling is a powerful economic driver as well.

In Minnesota, there are almost 37,000 jobs in the recycling industry.  There are also value-added manufacturers turning recycled materials into new products and providing 8700 more jobs.  You can learn more about the latest recycling economic data or check out a great article you may have missed about manufacturer using recycled materials here in Minnesota.  

More recycling means more jobs.  That is a win-win.



 

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