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The percentage of municipal solid waste that is recycled has grown from 10.1 percent in 1985 to 34.5 percent in 2012, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. This suggests that there will be growing demand for recycling coordinators. As states strive to meet their increasingly ambitious waste-reduction and recycling goals, people who can make it happen on the local level are going to be crucial. Although the recycling industry is subject to business fluctuations, demand and new technologies have created a viable market for recycled materials.
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