Don’t Quit Recycling Just Yet

by | Jan 26, 2016

Recent media reports have painted a confusing and misinformed picture of recycling, calling it wasteful, ineffective and costly.

From the Baltimore Sun
Nov. 15, 2015

Unfortunately, these articles completely overlook the positive economic impact of this activity on the United States economy. The reality is that recycling in the United States is a vibrant activity and a key driver in domestic and global manufacturing, supplying more than 130 million tons annually of scrap metals, paper, electronics, plastics, rubber, glass and textiles for manufacture into new products. U.S. manufacturers prize recycled scrap as a raw material due in part to the cost and energy savings associated with using it. Read more