Study on the Economic Impacts of Recycling

2017 Study On The Economic Impacts Of Recycling

Study on the Economic Impacts of Recycling

The Study on the Economic Impacts of Recycling Overview

In 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 2763, which directed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to conduct a study on the economic impacts of recycling in Texas. This report titled the Study on the Economic Impacts of Recycling (Study) meets the requirements of the law by building on the efforts of prior recycling studies and providing information on the following topics:

  • Current recycling efforts
  • Methods to increase recycling, such as the development of new markets for recycled materials and new businesses that may result from increased recycling
  • Funding methods to increase recycling
  • Job creation from recycling, as well as potential job creation that will result from increased recycling
  • Infrastructure needs and opportunities for rural and underserved areas

To download a copy of this report, please visit the TCEQ website (PDF)