NBA great LeBron James pumps up Goodyear after Trump attacks company

NBA great LeBron James pumps up Goodyear after Trump attacks company
A sign celebrates 75 years the Goodyear distribution plant has been in Topeka, Kansas, on Aug. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump is urging people not to buy tires from Goodyear. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
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Updated 22 August 2020

NBA great LeBron James pumps up Goodyear after Trump attacks company

NBA great LeBron James pumps up Goodyear after Trump attacks company
  • US President Trump inaccurately said the company had “announced a ban” on “Make America Great Again” caps.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida: Akron’s best-known native responded to President Donald Trump’s attack on his Ohio hometown’s iconic company, offering a shout-out of solidarity with the city, company and workers.
“Not only has Goodyear been great for my city, for the history of my city, but for the country,” LeBron James told reporters in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where the NBA is playing during the pandemic. “Unbelievable brand and unbelievable history. So, we stand strong, we always unite, especially my city.”
James, who led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their only NBA title during his second stint with the team, has been a steadfast supporter of community improvement projects in Akron. He jumped directly into the NBA from his state-champion St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School team in Akron.
Now with the Los Angeles Lakers, James commented Thursday night, a day after Trump called for a boycott of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which employs more than 3,000 people.
Trump inaccurately said the company had “announced a ban” on “Make America Great Again” caps. Leaders of the city of fewer than 200,000 people are worried that a boycott would worsen the struggling economy
“We’ve always felt like we’ve been counted out, being a small city,” James said. “And that’s what rallies us even more. It makes us even stronger.”

 

 


 


SABIC to begin construction of plastic recycling facility in the Netherlands

SABIC to begin construction of plastic recycling facility in the Netherlands
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SABIC to begin construction of plastic recycling facility in the Netherlands

SABIC to begin construction of plastic recycling facility in the Netherlands
  • The construction phase for the unit is expected to become operational in the second half of 2022
  • The project will be realized under a 50:50 joint venture

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) and Plastic Energy Ltd. announced plans to commence construction on the first commercial unit to produce its flagship certified circular polymers.

The construction phase for the unit, which will be located in the Netherlands, is expected to become operational in the second half of 2022.

The project will be realized under a 50:50 joint venture. It will be implemented with a top sector energy subsidy from the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands.

The new unit will enable SABIC to significantly upscale the production of certified circular polymers to provide customers with greater access to sustainable materials which have been recycled, repurposed and produced in a way that can help protect our planet’s natural resources, while acting as a drop-in solution.