Midwest Proves Recycling Pays

Date: November 22, 2001

Source: News Room

Midwestern states lead the nation in economic impacts of recycling, according to the U.S. Recycling Economic Information Study. On a national level, the recycling industry supports more than 56,000 recycling establishments that gross more than $236 billion in annual revenues and employ more than 1.1 million people with a payroll of $37 billion. In the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, more than 8,000 recycling and reuse businesses employ 275,000 workers with a payroll of almost $10 billion and gross more than $62.5 billion in annual sales, according to available data. More information: www.epa.gov.

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