My World War II pilot grandfather bought us each a car for graduation. (I know; we are lucky.) The only stipulation? It had to be American-made. I drove my Ford Escort with pride for many years during a hippie phase, with Grateful Dead Bears dancing on the rear window.
Now there’s another reason than patriotism to buy American. Ford is using recycled plastic bottles to make electric seats for its new Focus. Read the announcement in PC Magazine.
According to the blog Pacific Swell, they also report the sobering news that in America, only 29% of plastic bottles find their way to being recycled, which is about half the rate in Europe. Awkward!