"The Graduate," which turned 50 last December, has almost totemic status in the plastics industry because of the famous “just-one-word” exchange. You could probably recite that bit of dialogue by heart. But here are a few pieces of trivia related to the film that you might not know.
Kroger Corp. (Cincinnati, OH) announced that it will phase out single-use plastic bags across all of its stores by 2025 to “protect our planet for future generations.” Clare Goldsberry has a few issues with that, which she shares with Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen in an open letter.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, DC) unsuccessfully lobbied the Trump administration to exempt Chinese imports of chemicals and plastics from tariffs that went into effect today. That will weaken U.S. chemicals industry and possibly damage supply chains, says ACC.
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.
The Voltron kit, based on the animated series from the mid-1980s, is billed as the “biggest buildable Lego mech ever.” The concept originated on the company's Ideas site, where Lego enthusiasts can submit ideas for new products.
With many companies in the plastics community supplying products and services directly to brand owners, it’s important to consider the opportunities created by significant client organizational shifts.