Vinyl industry leaders returned to an annual tradition this week — flying to Washington to lobby for their political priorities.
This year, a lot of attention was put on PVC's role in lowering the carbon footprint for the country's clean water and energy infrastructure, according to the Washington-based Vinyl Institute.
VI said that included opportunities for vinyl in spending part of last year's Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act, which included $55 billion in clean water spending and $75 billion in broadband and electric vehicle infrastructure.
On May 17, industry executives spread out to more than 50 congressional meetings, where they also discussed the Toxic Substances Control Act and farm legislation.
"Industry leaders are underscoring the role that vinyl products can play in reducing carbon emissions," said Ned Monroe, VI's president and CEO. "Vinyl is often a lower carbon alternative relative to other materials for water and clean energy infrastructure."