A renewed call for recycling infrastructure following State of the Union

February 2019

President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Feb. 5 prompted a plastics industry trade group to renew its call for federal spending on recycling infrastructure, as other manufacturing groups echoed the president's call to approve the new version of the NAFTA trade pact...

"Both parties should be able to unite for a great rebuilding of America's crumbling infrastructure," Trump said. "I know that Congress is eager to pass an infrastructure bill — and I am eager to work with you on legislation to deliver new and important infrastructure investment, including investments in the cutting edge industries of the future. This is not an option. This is a necessity."

The Vinyl Institute in Washington, as well, said Trump's calls for bipartisan efforts on infrastructure would be good for plastic pipe and building materials.

"The replacement of failing pipes in America's water and wastewater systems is one of the most timely investments our nation can pursue," Chairman Dick Heinle said. "VI is committed to working with Congress and the White House to ensure that water infrastructure funding is a major component of any [infrastructure program]."

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