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Austin’s Turning a Landfill Into an Eco-Friendly Industrial Park

Austin’s Turning a Landfill Into an Eco-Friendly Industrial Park

A former Austin landfill spot is set to become a green-centric industrial hub. The area will soon exclusively house businesses in the recycling and reuse industries. According to Austin radio station KUT, the “goal is to see market-ready products coming off of the site.”

“That could be plastic bottles … made into resin and then into plastic park benches,” Natalie Betts, of the City of Austin, told KUT. “So, that kind of next step in the recycling system is what we are looking to relocate [to] the [re]Manufacturing Hub.”

Betts says she hopes the hub will create more than 1,200 jobs and a billion dollars in revenue.

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