GRN Recycle Talk FAQ

Date: Mon Nov 23 1998 - 08:35:00 EST

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 98 13:35 WET
Subject: Re: How many jobs has recycling created?

Nov. 23, 1998

Nationwide we really do not know.

In the states of the Northeast, which the Research Library for RCRA serves, the figure was 103,400 people in 1994

Other figures that have been published by the States, which we can neither confirm nor deny include:

Florida, 1995, 13,000 jobs

California, 1994, 18,000 jobs directly involved and an unknown quantity indirectly employed.

Though I don't know if it includes figures, the report that we've often pointed to in the various ways in which environmental good guy policy parallels economic development is:

 Jobs and the environment: the myth of a national trade-off by E. B. Goodstein, published by The Economic Policy Institute, 1730 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. This report came out in 1994. Since then, other studies have been carried out, too.

- Research Library for RCRA

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