In the back and forth between U.S. and Chinese leaders on tariffs, plastics has ended up in the middle. Our team put together a great look into the issue and how the industry was responding.
Listening to one of my favorite podcasts over the weekend, I stumbled into some more plastics impact on the proposed tariffs.
Planet Money's show "The Indicator" had an expert from the Brookings Institution on to discuss potential job impacts of the tariffs. According to the analysis from the think tank, a total of 1.8 million jobs could be impacted by the tariffs including 294,000 from the plastics industry.
The plastics industry wins in a contest no one wants to win — the most potential jobs to be impacted by the proposed tariffs.
The episode is about 8 minutes long and worth a listen below.