Oftentimes a reading on GDP or existing home sales fail at painting a true picture as to what’s happening in the U.S. economy. The real health, or lack thereof, of households and businesses could be seen in what they choose to consume and why. One kitchen and outdoor staple that offers great economic perspective is a simple, plastic trash bag. In an interview with the executive at Clorox responsible for overseeing the Glad trash bag division, Brian Sozzi learns three key trends at the company that speak volumes about the health of the U.S. economy. Spoiler alert, there is a smart trash bag in development.

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