Reducing Waste Can Create Jobs

By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 9:12 PM

With the state of the United Staes economy, it can be difficult to focus on environmental problems. But what if there were a way to address both at once? According to the report, More Jobs, Less Pollution, this is not only possible, but entirely probable, based on the jobs that recycling will create.

The basic idea presented in this report is a model in which 75% of the modern waste streams are recycled. By the projected date of 2030, it is estimated that greenhouse gases will be reduced by hundreds of tons, and creating 1.5 million jobs processing the materials.

By educating ourselves on the potential of recycling and implimenting new laws to help facilitate the growth of this job-creating industry, we can greatly benefit both ecology and economy.  If you're interested in learning more, read the above report (or at least the article below), and boost the signal!

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ahershkowitz/recycling_can_create_15_millio.html

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