Can we help our economy and our environment at the same time?
Yes! Florida lawmakers recently proved it by joining noted scientists in supporting PG reuse, an important step toward creating a more circular and sustainable economy, where byproducts are recycled to create new products.
These days, our divided political climate offers few opportunities for genuine optimism. However, there are rare cases when science and industry work together to find innovative solutions.
Recycling PG is one of those cases.
During the recently concluded Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee, a bill to study the suitability of PG for use in road construction earned broad, bipartisan support.
The bill—which was approved and currently awaits the Governor’s signature—paves the way for PG to be used in Florida as a road base, once approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The bill places policymakers on the same side of the issue as scientists and engineers, who have already developed at least fifty-five different uses for PG worldwide. Countries like Belgium and Canada already use PG. If they can do it, so can America.
Read more about the legislature’s approval of the PG-use bill here: