The Carolina Plastics Recycling Council formed a Your Bottle Means Jobs campaign to get more of the 3 billion plastic bottles (150,000 tons) discarded each year in the Carolinas back into the production cycle.
Their plan for getting more bottles back is to build a Your Bottle Means Jobs media campaign to motivate the public to recycle just TWO more bottles a week. In recycling, they’re helping create jobs, build local wealth, reduce energy and natural resources consumption and reducing the tax and cost burden when plastic bottles are disposed as waste.
You can make a difference, it’s easy!
When you recycle, you help give a person a job.
What do you need to do? Recycle more and support the program! The plastics recycling industry in the Carolinas is robust and growing but needs everyone’s help and support to get more bottles recycled. Over 1,700 people are directly employed converting bottles and other plastics to new products like carpeting, clothes and other textiles, plastic pipe, plastic lumber and more bottles. The Carolinas need more of these types of well-paying jobs and investments that will create them. The simple act of recycling more plastic bottles is one way to make this happen.
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The program is sponsored by the Carolina Recycling Association, where MetalTech Systems’ President Paul Hanna, serves as the Board Development Chairman.