Column: When it comes to recycling policy, one man’s trash is another’s job



As our leaders scour the state looking for job opportunities for Hoosiers, they’re neglecting one potential job source they see every day — one that could bring thousands of jobs to Indiana: the trash can.

It’s true.

While Indiana wrestles with a 7.5 percent seasonally adjusted unemployment rate and our leaders chase any and all reasonable ideas for job creation, we’re virtually burying jobs in landfills by disposing of materials that could be recycled and used in consumer goods.

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