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Many studies across the country have confirmed the findings of the Michigan Recycling Coalition's 2011 State of Recycling in Michigan: A Way Forward  and other state researchers on the subject. Recycling is good for the economy. Recycling creates new businesses that haul, process, and broker recovered materials, as well as companies that manufacture and distribute products made with these recycled materials. Unlike the waste management industry, recycling adds value to materials, contributing to a growing labor force including materials sorters, dispatchers, truck drivers, brokers, sales representatives, process engineers, and chemists. These jobs also generally pay above the average national wage, and many are in inner city urban areas where job creation is vital. The recycling and reuse industry generates billions in federal, state, and local tax revenues.

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For a step by step approach on how to start a program inside a workplace see How to Start a Recycling Program (PDF). 

Waste Reduction Tips for Specific Industries

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Kuntzsch Business Services list of available funding opportunities

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