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Recycling and Reclamation Workers

Outlook

Recycling and reclamation workers will continue to have employment opportunities in the coming years. Many states will continue to focus on meeting waste-reduction and recycling goals. The Enviromental Protecion Agency reported that the percentage of municipal solid waste that is recycled has grown from about 10 percent in 1985 to almost 35 percent in 2014, and is expected to continue growing.

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