3.4       What are the economic benefits on the recycling economy?

By converting raw materials into products, recycling (including recycling-reliant industries such as paper mills, and reuse and manufacturing) creates jobs, builds more competitive manufacturing industries and adds significant value to the national economy.

Direct impacts

•           Building recycling business establishments.

•           A number of recycling jobs.

•           Millions annual payrolls.

•           Billions receipts.

Indirect impacts

•           Recycling business provides important benefits by purchasing goods and services that support other businesses.

•           Recycling business generates considerable state tax revenues.