RRRASOC’s GetIn2R campaign strives to promote the benefits of recycling not only in Southwest Oakland County, but also throughout the region. RRRASOC provides more than just recycling for its members and community. The staff works to help also provide recycling input and policy changes for the State of Michigan. Investing in recycling should be considered an essential component of economic development and included in strategies to nurture Michigan’s challenged economy. Not only does recycling provide services critical to a sustainable economy, but recycling is also a substantial sector of the U.S. economy, representing more than 1.1 million jobs and billions of dollars in sales and payroll.
Recycling has the capacity to create jobs and foster further economic progress and prosperity. Studies show, for example, that recycling waste creates four jobs in the recycling industry for every one job that is created in the waste disposal industry if the material is not recycled. Further, for every job collecting recyclables, there are 26 jobs in processing the materials, manufacturing them into new products, and getting those new products to the marketplace and consumers.
Recycling represents one of those unique opportunities in which both public and private investment can cooperatively promote robust and sustainable economic activity while concurrently supporting environmental protection.
Here at RRRASOC, we hope that you help spread the word and GetIn2R!