01 Dec '11, 6pm

How Can We Create 1.5 Million Jobs And Reduce Pollution? Recycling:

How Can We Create 1.5 Million Jobs And Reduce Pollution? Recycling:

A new report called More Jobs, Less Pollution was released this 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 describes the benefits of building a resource recovery economy that creates community jobs with family-supporting wages. Residents and allies march to Detroit's incinerator in favor of recycling over incineration 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. We need to demand that public money supports the future we wan...

Full article: http://www.greenforall.org/blog/how-can-we-create-1.5-mil...

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