20 Nov '11, 9pm

Could re-directing big polluter subsidies power a recycling revolution? Ft. @TeamsterPower @bgalliance @SEIU @NRDC GAIA

A new report called More Jobs, Less Pollution was released last week, showing that a national 75% recycling rate would create nearly 1.5 million new jobs while reducing an amount of climate pollution equal to shutting down 72 coal-fired power plants, or taking 50 million cars off the road. This report, produced for GAIA, the Teamsters, Blue Green Alliance, NRDC, and SEIU, describes the benefits of building a resource recovery economy that creates community jobs with family-supporting wages. These are jobs we desperately need, and the money to invest in them could easily be redirected from subsidies that are currently being wasted on polluting incinerators and landfills. Simply put, we need to reinvest in recycling, composting, reuse, and strategies that move us on the path toward zero waste and climate justice and green jobs. For a short, informative “take” on this topic, ...

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