The U.S. Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill on 11/05/2021. The $1.2 Trillion spending package includes large scale plans for roads and bridges which require sand for concrete.
$110 billion for roads and bridges. In addition to construction and repair, the funding also helps pay for transportation research at universities, funding for Puerto Rico’s highways, and “congestion relief” in American cities.
$8 billion for western water infrastructure. Ongoing drought conditions in the western half of the country will be addressed through investments in water treatment, storage, and reuse facilities.
SEPARATION of ORGANICS LEGISLATION (SOL) by STATE
Some U.S. states and municipalities have active or pending legislation for separating Organics, following the lead of European countries such as Switzerland and Germany. Having an economically viable place to process the Organics may incentives U.S. more states to adopt Organics separation legislation. Some states—California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont—and municipalities—Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; Hennepin County, Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; New York City; San Francisco; and Seattle—have passed organic waste bans or mandatory organics recycling laws. Other states, such as Maryland, and localities are looking to pass similar legislation.