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America Recycles Day: November 15, 2022

Press Release Number CB22-SFS.156

“A circular economy reduces material use, redesigns materials to be less resource intensive, and recaptures ‘waste’ as a resource to manufacture new materials and products. The National Recycling Strategy is the first in a series of strategies to support EPA’s vision of a circular economy for all.”

What is a circular economy?

“A circular economy keeps materials, products, and services in circulation for as long possible. The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act refers to an economy that uses a systems-focused app“A circular economy reduces material use, redesigns materials to be less resource intensive, and recaptures ‘waste’ as a resource to manufacture new materials and products. The National Recycling Strategy is the first in a series of strategies to support EPA’s vision of a circular economy for all.”

Photo: Girl holding recycling bin

Key Stats

Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates.

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Source: 2003-2022 Quarterly Services Survey (QSS).

  • NAICS 423930, Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
  • NAICS 562920, Materials Recovery Facilities

From Business and Economy / Surveys and Programs the following tables have data (newest to oldest) for sector NAICS 42393, Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers:

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