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    In a 2001 New York Times article discussing the costs and benefits of mandatory recycling in New York, the author listed as the first benefit the creation of approximately 1000 private sector jobs. Discuss the logic of this statement.

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    The primary logic behind this statement is that the mandatory recycling will require extra labor force for doing various tasks associated with mandatory recycling, such as collection, transportation, sorting and processing, thereby providing extra private sector jobs. For example, in NYC, extra administrators will be required to oversee the whole recycling program as well as to educate people about the process to deal with their garbage and dozens of different types of waste products. Recycling will also require extra collection crews and trucks.

    Just sorting collected recyclable ...

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    Cost-Benefit analysis of mandatory recycling in New York.