Carolina Recycling Association – “Who We Are” (Video)

The overall goal of the CRA is to promote waste reduction and recycling of marketable/recyclable materials in the Carolinas. The members of CRA recognize that:

  • Recycling reduces the weight and volume, and therefore cost, of waste to be disposed and reintroduces into the economy materials previously considered without value.
  • Recycling supports manufacturing.  Production of everything from steel to glass, paper, packaging, automobile and construction products, and textiles are made from recycled material in the Carolinas.
  • Recycling creates jobs and business opportunities.  It is one of the most consistently growing sectors of the economy in the Carolinas.
  • Recycling helps reduce the need for new landfills.  The growth in recycling has helped increase landfill capacity in NC from 20 to 32 years.
  • Recycling allows citizens to contribute to environmental solutions.  Through the simple act of recycling, Carolinians save water and energy, prevent pollution, protect habitats, and conserve valuable resources.
  • Recycling improves the quality of life in Carolina communities.

Source: CRA-RECYCLE.ORG