Recycling Demand Mapping in the Southeast

In a new 2016 study, SERDC determined that over 350 key Southeastern manufacturers look to recycled feedstock to develop new consumer goods.  

When communities invest in local recycling collection programs, they’re supporting regional manufacturers who depend on recycled plastic, glass, metal, and paper to make new consumer goods.  

These manufacturers collectively support almost 98,000 jobs and see a sales volume towering more than $40 billion.

State-by-State Statistics 

 State
ManufacturersJobs             Total Annual Sales 
 Alabama
42 17,350$  7,838,028,050
 Arkansas12  5,420$  1,710,190,000 
 Florida28   4,884$  1,328,083,720 
 Georgia49  13,151 $  7,180,349,710 
 Kentucky41  11,232 $  5,171,108,970 
 Louisiana 13   4,887 $  1,146,008,370 
 Mississippi11   1,971 $  1,946,893,210 
 North Carolina 60  14,142 $  4,077,868,590 
 South Carolina 47  10,442 $  5,562,649,580 
 Tennessee40   7,730 $  4,412,814,900 
 Virginia19   6,759 $  2,782,619,720 
 Total362  97,968$43,156,614,820

Last Update 1/2017
 Made possible in part by grants from EPA Region 4.

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For more information about the specifics, please contact SERDC Policy Director, Will Sagar.
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