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A Look at California’s Manufacturing and Recycling Economy

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association is pushing for tax policies to encourage long-term investments in new equipment.

Manufacturers are the biggest consumers of material recycled from end-of-life-products and industrial scrap, according to California Manufacturers & Technology Association President Dorothy Rothrock. And in an effort to keep recyclers and manufacturers in California, the California Manufacturers & Technology Association is pushing for tax policies to encourage long-term investments in new equipment and requesting new funding for career and technical education.

The Orange County Register has more details:

When “manufacturing” is mentioned, you likely picture a factory with products rolling off an assembly line. But there are many off-site functions that are not as obvious as a large plant in an industrial park. One of these is recycling; manufacturers are the biggest consumers of material recycled from end-of-life products and industrial scrap. In 2014, more than 135 million metric tons of outdated or obsolete scrap was transformed into raw materials, which were used to produce new products in the United States.

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