U.S. Recycling Industry Has More Jobs Than Auto Manufacturing
Many people associate recycling as something that is good for the environment, but not many realize the number of jobs created and what a significant economic driver the recycling industry plays in our state and country. In fact, nationally the recycling industry represents more jobs than the car manufacturing industry.
A general rule of thumb is that for every landfill job there could be 10 recycling jobs for that same amount of material handled. The recycling industry is a $236 billion industry compared to the $45 billion waste industry.
See article and economic development report just released from New Mexico Recycling Coalition:
NM Recycling Industry Poised to Add 5,000 Jobs