Economic Impact Reports on Recycling

SERDC has compiled a list of various reports focused on the economic impacts of recycling in the Southeast.  It is easy to see that the recycling industry has a great impact on the economies of the southeastern states.


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The Evolution of Mixed Waste Processing Facilities 1970-Today


Alabama

Economic Impact of Recycling in Alabama and Opportunities for Growth

Arkansas

State of Recycling in Arkansas, 2008:



Florida

2000 Recycling Economic Information Report

Solid Waste Management Florida 2013 Annual Report 



Georgia

Statewide Waste Characterization Study, 2005

Georgia Recycling Coalition, Company Profiles


Kentucky

Recycling Industry Economic Profile KY 2008



Mississippi

2006 Recycling Task Force Report to Legislature


North Carolina

2013 Recycling Employment Study.pdf

N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources State Report: North Carolina sets record for lowest disposal rate.

Employment Trends in North Carolina’s Recycling Industry -- 2010.

2008 Employment Trends in N.C.'s Recycling Industry
RBAC's 2008 Recycling Jobs Study reveals that recycling businesses in North Carolina continue an upward growth trend. The study found that North Carolina supports 14, 490 private sector recycling-related jobs and recycling jobs have increased 13.4 percent since 2003.

Made in North Carolina: Recycled-Content Products Help Fuel the State's Economy
While manufacturing jobs in the state have declined from 817,300 in 1994 to 577,400 in 2004, recycling jobs in the state have increased 60 percent from 8,700 to 14,000 during the same 10-year period. The activities of a number of companies in this thriving sector of the state’s economy are highlighted in this publication. The companies profiled in “Made in North Carolina,” are actively ensuring that manufacturing stays a part of North Carolina’s economic future.

Recycling Means Business!  The Impact of Recycling on North Carolina's Economy
This document provides a snapshot of the many faces of North Carolina’s recycling industry. The 42 companies featured here are just a few of the literally hundreds of recycling firms in the state, demonstrating the idea that protecting the environment and creating jobs can be accomplished together. What’s good for the planet can also be good for the economy, and North Carolina’s recycling companies are poised to make North Carolina a national leader in making it happen.

Employment Trends in North Carolina’s Recycling Industry
This study quantifies the impacts of recycling on jobs in North Carolina and points to the economic importance of continuing and expanding recycling programs in North Carolina.

 

South Carolina

South Carolina Solid Waste Management Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016 


SC Economic Impact Study Revision 2014

South Carolina Recycling Economic Impact Study 2014

Economic Impact of Recycling Industry in South Carolina 2006


Tennessee

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