Community Benefits Of Recycling In Los AngelesMay 12th, 2017 Posted by creedla Environmental News No Comment yet
Recycling programs and their positive influences on economic and social well-being of communities.
Recycling has a positive impact that extends beyond the environment and into multiple direct social and economic effects that positively influence our communities. According to the National Recycling Coalition, recycling is an industry poised at fast paced growth creating 1.1 million jobs and resulting in $236 billion in annual gross sales. Additionally, according to IBIS World, recycling facilities are expected grow at a rate of 5.7% per year. These fiscal impacts can be seen through community benefits such as increased jobs, reduced product costs, and improved local and state tax revenues, among others.
Within local communities, recycling programs have become a vital component not only for environmental awareness, but also for quality of life impact. Corporations and small businesses alike have instituted waste reduction programs and recycling programs that improve employee morale, result in more efficient operations, and reduce overhead costs.
Recycling’s benefits also extend into the home when the entire family gets involved in local recycling initiatives that might include a pay-to-recycle program which compensates families and individuals for recycling brought to designated state facilities.
In particular, Los Angeles is proudly leading the way as an example of successful recycling programs. According the the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, Los Angeles is diverting 75% or more of its waste from landfills. The city has also instituted a plastic bag ban which has won praise nationwide.
The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) proudly supports environmentally-responsible construction projects throughout Los Angeles that not only have a positive impact on the local community, but support LA’s working families as well.
CREED LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans. To learn more about how our non-profit organization supports those building a better, greener world for us all, contact CREED LA at (877) 810-7473.