Today’s infographic from the Visual Capitalist took a look at data from the National that shows America annually needs more than 39,000 pounds of minerals and fossil fuels to maintain our standard of living. They point out the obvious when they say every building around us and every sidewalk we walk on is made of sand, steel, and cement. Indeed…. Stay safe and have a Happy Friday!
“The construction industry is a major contributor to the U.S. economy…Crushed stone, sand, gravel, and other construction aggregates represent half of the industrial minerals produced in the country, resulting in $29 billion in revenue per year.”
Hat tip to the Visual Capitalist.