Pennsylvania Passes Four Million Annual Tons Of Recycling

Date: January 15, 2004

Source: News Room

Pennsylvania's municipal waste recycling efforts in 2002 passed 4 million tons for the first time in history, according to reports filed by Pennsylvania counties for all materials recycled in 2002. State officials noted that Pennsylvania's recycling industry, which includes 141 manufacturers of recycled products, has created a $23.4 billion industry that employs more than 81,000 people. Recycling generates $18.4 billion in annual sales and contributing $305 million in state taxes in Pennsylvania. The state purchased more than $70 million worth of recycled products in the 2001-02 fiscal year, including all paper used in agency operations, recycled plastic lumber, re-treaded truck tires, re-refined oil and recycled rubber joint sealant.
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