Please join us on Nov. 15 for a special webinar presentation of the results of the Study on the Economic Impacts of Recycling from 10-11:30 a.m. CT.
The TCEQ has released its Study on the Economic Impacts of Recycling (SEIR), the Study builds on the efforts of prior recycling studies, such as STAR’s Texas Recycling Data Initiative (TRDI, 2015), and digs deeper into the economic benefits of the recycling industry in Texas. SEIR, which was required to be completed by House Bill 2762 in the 84th Legislature, gives Texas policy makers the information they need to examine the economic, environmental, and policy issues of interest to Texas businesses, citizens, and governmental agencies. Key take-aways include:
- Approximately 9.2 million tons of MSW was recycled in 2015, valued at $702 million
- Based on those 9.2 million tons, the recycling rate for Texas in 2015 was 22.7 percent, which is 3.8 percent more than the recycling rate from TRDI, which showed an 18.9 percent recycling rate for material recycled in 2013
- More than 17,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs were supported by the material recycled in 2015
- The overall impact of the recycling industry in Texas exceeded $3.3 billion
The results of the study will be presented by Project Manager Scott Pasternak with Burns & McDonnell. Register to attend here!