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November 15, 2019 | Number of The Day
Annual impact on NJ economy of recycling and reuse industry

Today, Nov. 15, is America Recycles Day; New Jersey certainly is doing its part in support of the nationwide initiative. The state had an overall recycling rate of 61% in 2016 — the most recent year for which data is available. In 1987, New Jersey became the first state to make recycling mandatory, and it remains a national leader in recycling.

The recycling and reuse industry has far-reaching environmental and economic impacts, adding almost $6 billion annually to New Jersey’s economy, according to a National Recycling Coalition report.

Follow this link for tips on how to reduce waste production.