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In North Carolina and South Carolina, the recycling, processing and manufacturing of recovered plastic bottles creates jobs for 3,500 people. And it generates more than $228 million in capital investments, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce. An additional 300 jobs could be created if each household in the Carolinas recycled two more bottles weekly.
An informal group of recycling industry folks, feedstock users and government agencies have joined together to drive these points home. Under the name the Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council, they created a campaign called “Your Bottle Means Jobs.”