Congressional Kudos for the Recycling Industry

The recycling industry creates good jobs. That was the message of Senate Resolution 251 that was introduced last week by U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Delaware) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine). Here is an excerpt:

Whereas maximizing the recycling economy in the United States will
create and sustain additional well-paying jobs in the United States,
further stimulate the economy of the United States, save energy, and
conserve valuable natural resources;

Whereas the recycling industry in the United
States helps balance the trade deficit and provides emerging economies with the
raw materials needed to build countries and participate in the global economy….

Resolved, That
the Senate — (1) expresses support
for improvement in the collection,
processing, and consumption of recyclable material throughout the United States
in order to create well-paying jobs, foster innovation and investment in the United
States recycling infrastructure, and stimulate the economy of the United States.