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Protect Recycling in North Carolina, Keep DEACS!

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Do you recycle in North Carolina? Is your company/organization involved in the recycling industry in North Carolina? You need to know that North Carolina's recycling programs are in big trouble. The NC General Assembly has proposed cutting an entire state agency devoted to keeping a healthy recycling industry in the State. If North Carolina loses this agency, we could lose funding for recycling programs, jobs, businesses, and even your own curbside recycling program. Please sign this petition asking lawmakers to continue to fund the North Carolina Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service. NC needs the 18,000+ jobs and $4-billion in annual revenue from recycling!

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The Facts:

The State recycling office helps create vital, cost-efficient material supply for manufacturers across North Carolina.  More than 60 manufacturers in North Carolina depend on recycling material for feedstock, employing 14,547 people and generating over $4 Billion in annual revenue.

The state recycling program supports a robust and dynamic state recycling economy that includes more than 700 separate recycling businesses with annual payroll exceeding $664 Million.

Recycling investment in North Carolina has exceeded $1 billion in the last seven years. 

State recycling grants and assistance have catalyzed $36.8 Million in private capital investment across NC in the past three years.

Much of the economic development that recycling has spurred in North Carolina has been in rural communities, putting abandoned factory buildings back to work and creating employment opportunities for rural workers.

Today: Carolina Recycling Association is counting on you

Carolina Recycling Association needs your help with “NC General Assembly: Protect Recycling in North Carolina”. Join Carolina Recycling Association and 453 supporters today.