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Happy Labor Day!

A day dedicated to celebrating workers and their achievements, Labor Day originated during America's Industrial Revolution. A typical work week consisted of 12-hour days, 7 days a week. On September 5th, 1882, 10,000 workers in New York City took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history! Thankfully, working conditions have improved since then, and Labor Day celebrations continue.

 

As recycling became more prevalent in the United States, it contributed to job creation, like many growing industries. Beginning as a defensive strategy during WWII, recycling nearly disappeared in the late 1950's. The Baby Boomer generation worked to turn this around, and in 1970, with the emergence of Earth Day, 3,000 drop-off centers were started. By the late 1970's, these grew into curbside recycling programs that currently serve nearly every city in the country. As a result of this growing industry, approximately 1.1 million U.S. jobs were created!

 

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Have a wonderful Labor Day!

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Two years after calling recycling a $40 million drain on the city, New York City leaders realized that a redesigned, efficient recycling system could actually save the city $20 million and they have now signed a 20-year recycling contract.

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