NRC Study Shows Economic Benefits of Recycling at All-Time High

Arlington, Va. -- The National Recycling Coalition (NRC), Alexandria, Va., has published the results of its National Recycling Economic Information Study, conducted for the NRC by consulting firm R.W. Beck Inc. and commissioned by the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Results of the study show that the financial and employment benefits of the recycling industry appear to be at an all-time high. Results also show that the recycling industry employs 1.1 million people in the United States, generating an annual payroll of $37 billion and grossing $236 billion in annual sales. To download a copy of the report, visit, or call (703) 683-9025.