15 Nov '11, 6am

Recycling Can Create 1.5 million New Jobs and Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

A new report released today by a coalition of labor and environmental groups estimates that recycling 75 percent of the nation’s municipal waste, in combination with incentives for manufacturers to use recycled raw materials, will create nearly 1.5 million desperately needed new jobs by 2030. The report, More Jobs, Less Pollution , also estimates that by using a much higher level of recycled materials in manufacturing plants, we can reduce global warming pollution by as much as 276 million metric tons by 2030, an amount equal to eliminating the emissions of approximately 72 coal-fired power plants or taking 50 million cars off the road. The report was prepared by the Tellus Institute for the Blue Green Alliance , a coalition of labor and environmental organizations that includes the Natural Resources Defense Council , the International Brotherhood of Teamsters , the Servic...

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