America's Solid Waste Industry Supports First Annual Manufacturing Day, October 5
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October 5, 2012
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA), which represents the private sector recycling and waste services industry in the U.S., today offered support to businesses and associations marking the first annual Manufacturing Day (October 5), a day set aside to recognize America’s manufacturing sector and its importance to the economy and job creation.
"America's recycling and solid waste services industry includes both the manufacturing companies that produce the equipment that is necessary to collect, process and dispose of our recyclables and waste, as well as the companies that provide essential recycling and waste services to all Americans, including American manufacturers," said Sharon H. Kneiss, EIA President and CEO.
Kneiss stressed that the solid waste management industry is an important ally to the manufacturing sector, and that increased waste collection and processing is often an indicator of more robust domestic manufacturing activity in the U.S. "A reinvigorated manufacturing sector spurs a ripple effect throughout our entire economy, spreading job creation and growth to a number of industry partners, including the solid waste industry."
"The solid waste industry works closely with our partners in the manufacturing sector to find environmentally sustainable solutions to waste in the manufacturing sector, including recycling and resource recovery, as well as turning waste into a source of clean, renewable energy," Kneiss said. "All of these downstream industries are a source of skilled American jobs."
The goal of Manufacturing Day – marked today across the country at a number of manufacturing plant open houses and other events – is to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing's value to the U.S. economy, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. The Manufacturing Day web site can be found at http://www.mfgday.com/.
The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) is the trade association that
represents the private sector solid waste and recycling services industry
through its two sub-associations, the National Solid Wastes
Management Association (NSWMA) and the Waste Equipment Technology Association
(WASTEC). NSWMA and WASTEC members conduct business in all 50 states and
include garbage collectors, processors, recyclers, equipment manufacturers and
other service providers.
For more information about how innovation in the
recycling and waste services industry is helping to solve today's environmental
challenges, visit environmentalistseveryday.org/environmentalists.