Recycling industry

According to the study, the recycling and reuse industry consists of approximately 56,000 establishments that employ more than 1.1 million people, generate an annual payroll of nearly $37 billion, and gross over $236 billion in annual revenues.

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Recycling industry

The recycling and reuse industry is involved in metals, paper, plastics, glass, organic materials, computers and electronics, tires, and other post-consumer and post-industrial scrap. Jobs in this industry involve the collection, processing, reuse, remanufacturing, sales, and more. 

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Trash to treasure the recycling industry

Recycling industryLet’s take a deep dive into this TRASH TO TREASURE RECYCLING INDUSTRY

  • Recycling and Reuse Add Value to the US Economy
    According to the study, the recycling and reuse industry consists of approximately 56,000 establishments that employ more than 1.1 million people, generate an annual payroll of nearly $37 billion, and gross over $236 billion in annual revenues. This represents a significant force in the US economy and makes a vital contribution to job creation and economic development.

Estimates of Direct Economic Activity

Annual Payroll and Estimated Receipts are in $1,000. Throughput is in Thousands of Tons.

Data Type Recycling Collection Recycling Processing Recycling Manufacturing Reuse and Remanufacturing Industry Total
Establishments 9,247 12,051 8,047 26,716 56,061
Employment 32,010 160,865 759,746 169,183 1,121,804
Annual Payroll 956,875 3,826,360 29,181,749 2,747,498 36,712,482
Estimated Receipts 1,974,516 41,753,902 178,390,423 14,182,531 236,301,371
Estimated Throughput1 191,082 191,082 157,545 N/A N/A

 

Recycling is Competitive with Other Major Industries 

Comparison of Industry EmploymentRecycling industryComparison of Annual Wages per Job

Recycling industryThe 5 Most Profitable Items for a Recycling Center

  • Aluminum cans and plastic bottles. …
  • Old cooking oil. …
  • Old electronics, computers, and appliances. …
  • Car batteries. …
  • Scrap metal.

Recycling industryWhat are the 3 types of recycling?

Recycling industryThese are three types of recycling:

  • Mechanical Recycling.. …
  • Energy Recycling.
  • Chemical Recycling.

Recycling is a profitable business The recycling industry is an economic engine, providing over 500,000 jobs in America and creating more than $100 billion in revenue. The metal, paper, plastics, electronics, textiles, and glass in the recycling stream are inherently valuable.

Recycling industryWhen you recycle more, you help to put a break to the exploitation of natural resources extracted from the natural habitats of wildlife. Not only that, you also help to reduce the need to grow, harvest, or extract new raw materials from Mother Earth.

Recycling saves energy and water, lowers pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, improves air and water quality, preserves landfill space and conserves natural resources. It doesn’t make sense to use paper, plastic, glass, aluminum, steel, and petroleum products once and then throw them away!

Recycling industry

Recycling industry


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According to the study, the recycling and reuse industry consists of approximately 56,000 establishments that employ more than 1.1 million people, generate an annual payroll of nearly $37 billion, and gross over $236 billion in annual revenues.
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