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A shortage of plastics could force a ‘fight for materials’ among retailers, car makers, and more after Texas storm upends manufacturing: Report

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Plastics plants are still recovering from the winter freeze that struck the Gulf Coast last month, and it’s leading to rising prices and a shortage of materials for everything from homes and cars, to smartphones and face masks, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Winter Storm Uri, which struck Texas in mid-February, devastated the state, leaving millions of residents without power and clean water for nearly a week. Dozens of people died. AccuWeather has since estimated the storm’s damages — which included crop losses, power bills, water disruption, burst pipes, loss of life, lost wages, details ⇒

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