There's a new video touting the job-creation powers of plastics recycling.
The Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council and the National Association for PET Container Resources recently released their jointly produced “Your Bottle Means Jobs,” or ‘YBMJ,' a two-minute video that examines the impact of plastic bottle recycling in the Carolinas.
“The ‘YBMJ' video shows us how these jobs add up, and is part of an ongoing YBMJ campaign to encourage everyone to recycle just two more bottles each week in support of local jobs. Although our video is Carolinas-focused, our message of local collection supporting local economies, job creation and infrastructure is relevant across the U.S.,” said Chantal Fryer, director of recycling market development for the South Carolina Department of Commerce, in a statement.
Rick Moore is executive director at NAPCOR.
“The video walks us through a straightforward explanation of how PET recycling works, and shows where jobs are created in the process,” Moore said in a statement. “We hope people will share it broadly and spread the word that recycling plastic bottles creates domestic jobs, generates tax revenues, supports ‘green' manufacturing, and creates other economic benefits.”