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Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts

Posted April 25, 2012 by

A new study on the labor expectations and needs of the recycling industry in Massachusetts has just been released. To read/download the study to go:

Recycling and Jobs In Massachusetts

The study used a survey and interviews to determine, among other things, the numbers and types of recycling jobs that are expected to grow in the state in the next two years, what the barriers to finding qualified workers might be, what the drivers of job growth (or contraction) are, and how people find their jobs.   The study showed that about 1200 jobs are expected to be added by recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing businesses in the state. Most of the jobs will be in the remanufacturing/reuse sector, and most will be general labor/lower skilled jobs.  The anticipated rate of job growth will outpace the overall economy, and rivals the anticipated rate of job growth in the much touted clean energy industry in the state.

The EBC/MassRecycle study was funded by SkillWorks with additional funding provided by  Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, E.L. Harvey and Sons, Inc, and Costello Dismantling Co, Inc.
The consulting team that developed and implemented the study included:


Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy Program is now accepting applications for Feasibility Study Grants.

Posted April 23, 2012 by

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is pleased to announce that the Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy Program is now accepting applications for Feasibility Study grants.

Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy supports the use of anaerobic digestion and other technologies that convert source-separated organic wastes into electricity and thermal energy. Both private and public-sector entities are eligible to apply for Feasibility Study grants.

MassCEC continues to accept applications from public entities for Technical Services grants, and applications from both private and public-sector entities for Construction or Pilot Project grants.

For more information about opportunities through Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy visit: www.MassCEC.com/organics