News and Publications

Recycling Works Newsletter

RBAC's quarterly newsletter discusses current topics of interest to recycling businesses, including information on financing opportunities, commodity markets and new technologies.


Employment Trends in N.C.'s Recycling Industry

This study quantifies the impacts of recycling on jobs in North Carolina and points to the economic importance of continuing and expanding recycling programs in North Carolina.

Additional Publications and Resources

  • Recycling-Related Articles by DEACS Staff
  • NC Agricultural Plastics Recycling webpage
    Web resource for ag plastics recycling that provides a wealth of information about what can be recycled and where to find recyclers.
  • Recycling Business Financing Fact Sheet
    Fact sheet summarizing financing options for recycling businesses in North Carolina.
  • Made in North Carolina: Recycled-Content Products Help Fuel the State's Economy
    While manufacturing jobs in the state declined from 817,300 in 1994 to 577,400 in 2004, recycling jobs in the state increased 60 percent from 8,700 to 14,000 during the same 10-year period. The activities of a number of companies in this thriving sector of the state’s economy are highlighted in this publication. The companies profiled in “Made in North Carolina,” are actively ensuring that manufacturing stays a part of North Carolina’s economic future.
  • Recycling Means Business! The Impact of Recycling on North Carolina's Economy
    This document provides a snapshot of the many faces of North Carolina’s recycling industry. The 42 companies featured are just a few of the figuratively hundreds of recycling firms in the state, demonstrating the idea that protecting the environment and creating jobs can be accomplished together. What’s good for the planet can also be good for the economy, and North Carolina’s recycling companies are poised to make North Carolina a national leader in making it happen.