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Recycling as underutilized job creator 

click to enlarge Strategic Materials is the country's largest glass recycler. The company wants to expand its Indy-based business.
  • Strategic Materials is the country's largest glass recycler. The company wants to expand its Indy-based business.


Hoosiers are throwing away opportunity everyday - 86 percent of what we toss could be used to fuel industry and jobs, say researchers from Ball State University who plan to announce further details Wednesday from a new study conducted by the Bowen Center for Public Affairs. Indiana manufacturers could use an estimated 66 percent of the state's waste and another 17 percent could be composted, endeavors that the researchers are expected to demonstrate will create 10,000 new jobs in Indiana. Nothing like a real world example to underscore the study's assertion of untapped economic opportunity; the study unveiling is set to take place at the Strategic Materials glass recycling plant, 2550 W. Minnesota, which would like reportedly like to expand its operations if more recycled glass were available locally.
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