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.
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.
Milliken and Co. (Spartanburg, SC) is featured in the first installment of a series centered on a proliferation of polyethylene and polypropylene resin and additive products for packaging from major suppliers.
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.