Stephen Joseph is becoming the plastics industry's version of Lady Gaga. Every time you turn around, he's making headlines. The latest is The Wall Street Journal, which featured Joseph in "Paper or Plastic? A Lawyer's Answer Sends Him From Hero to Pariah." As the Plastics Blog has pointed out before, Joseph is a quoteable character. If anything, Vauhini Vara's WSJ article underplays his colorful nature. "I have a plastic watch, and I just got new plastic glasses," Joseph told the newspaper. "I love plastic." He adds at the end of the article that he's fighting a losing battle in behalf of the plastic bag, but "I never, ever give up." Joseph has previously been featured in Time magazine, which called him "The Patron Saint of Plastic Bags." I'd argue that Joseph, thanks to his quotablility, and the attention that he attracts with his cleverly named Save the Plastic Bag Coalition, may currently be the highest-profile advocate for the plastics industry in the world. By the way, the reader comments section attached to the WSJ's story is active, and worth reading.
Bag advocate in the news again
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