Pulse of ITAD: New Study Quantifies the Economic Impact of U.S. Recycling

Brooks Hoffman

A recently released study estimates the U.S. recycling industry will have a nearly $110 billion economic impact this year. That’s about 6% lower than the number from two years ago. The study commissioned by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) found that the industry directly and indirectly supports nearly 532,000 jobs, over $33 billion in wages, and nearly $110 billion in total economic impacts. The U.S. recycling market has seen unprecedented market challenges over the past two years, tied to China’s National Sword import policy that was implemented at the start of 2018.

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