15 Nov '11, 9pm

Increased Recycling Would Create Nearly 1.5 Million Jobs, Reduce Pollution

WASHINGTON (November 15, 2011) -- Higher recycling rates hold the potential to produce millions of new jobs, would strengthen local economies, reduce pollution and improve public health, according to a new report released today. At a National Recycling Day event at the U.S. Capitol, Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), a representative from the office of U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and a panel of environmental, labor and other leaders discussed the report, “More Jobs, Less Pollution,” which found that a 75 percent national recycling rate holds the potential to create millions of new jobs. “More Jobs, Less Pollution” (available at www.teamster.org/morejobslesspollution ) is a report from the Tellus Institute prepared for the BlueGreen Alliance, SEIU, NRDC, Teamsters, Recycling Works!, and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA). A 75 percent national recycling rate wo...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/111115.asp

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