Praise California’s Ambitious Recycling Goal


Target: California Governor, Jerry Brown

Goal: Thank the governor for making a recycling quota a law in California

Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed a law that called for his state to get a seventy five percent recycling quota by the year 2020. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) was aware that the new law would have a huge effect on the environment and the job sector in California. Therefore, the NRDC assigned Tellus Institute, which is a not-for-profit- research and policy organization, to evaluate the possibility for more jobs if the state does actually reach its objectives.

The results in the project entitled “From Waste to Jobs: What Achieving 75 Percent Recycling Means for California” were astounding in that just the plastic industry alone could generate close to 30,000 jobs and all of the material would create more than 100,000 new jobs overall. This doesn’t even include industries that run on related materials yet, so the possibilities are endless. The value of these recycled materials are high, therefore it is able to grow a big labor industry. If California has a goal to prioritize the creation of new jobs, then expanding the recycling industry is a key part in making that change. By improving the recycling industry, that means there will be less pollution that can potentially kill thousands of human beings and marine animals.

Please sign this petition to thank California for coming up with this recycling plan that has great potential to do so much good for the state.


Dear Governor Jerry Brown,

We would like to thank you for your efforts to make California a more productive state. By creating a law that makes the residents of the state fulfill a recycling goal, this will encourage not only job growth, but a healthier and cleaner environment, as well. With this goal, California has the biggest potential to be a creator of green jobs. California has always been a place of opportunity and discovery, and by making the people living there responsible for this, it will be a better place to live.

The results in the NRDC and the Tellus Institute project stated that by 2020, California could potentially have 110,000 jobs, which would be amazing for the people who can’t find jobs after the economic crisis. The labor industry needed this boost, and this recycling law will be able to fix a lot of these problems.


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Photo Credit: Recycling Management via Wikimedia Commons

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