Despite strong economic fundamentals, pessimism prevails across the automotive supply chain. Business outlook in the Q3 2018 survey of North American automotive supplier executives dropped 10 points since the Q2 report, landing in negative territory.
Products sold in virgin plastic bottles and containers will cost consumers in France up to 10% more than those in recycled plastic materials. On the home front, Santa Barbara is launching a full-scale offensive against plastic straws.
The first “giant sucking sound” came in the wake of the NAFTA agreement, when many people predicted dire consequences for American workers. The new giant sucking sound just may be efforts to remove CO2 from the atmosphere to keep climate change at bay.