As Mother Earth struggles to cope with the bazillion pounds of plastic everywhere, rising oil prices may have the impact of reducing manufacturing of plastic.
Is the day coming when big old belching smokestakes of the steel and aluminum mills will be welcome? For example, Goodyear, the tire maker, prefers natural rubber rather than synthetic made from oil. Palm oil is used in soap, instead of fake oil. More products are coming in concentrated form to reduce packaging.
The eco lovers hope this will force recycle rates from a few percent to closer to 90%.