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More recycling could add millions of jobs

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- More recycling could add millions of jobs.

The Tellus Institute, a nonprofit research group, finds if the U.S. recycling rate increased from 33% to 75% by 2030, this would mean an additional 1.5 million jobs.

The report points out that recycling involves more work than trash disposal -- which means more jobs.

Workers would be needed for collecting, processing, and composting trash and for making new products with recycled materials.  

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