Early in Mike Nichols' 1967 film "The Graduate," young Benjamin Braddock, fresh out of college, is given a single word of advice about his future by a friend of his parents—"Plastics." Turns out, though, what was true in 1967 for Benjamin Braddock was also true for Earl Silas Tupper 30 years earlier. That's when Tupper landed a job, in 1937, at a plastics manufacturing company called Viscaloid, a subsidiary of DuPont. Within a year, Tupper...Continue Reading