Could the gloomy economic outlook actually be good news for environmental industries?

Could the gloomy economic outlook actually be good news for environmental industries?
There's a school of thought that says environmental industries might actually benefit from the economic downturn, as companies eye opportunities to improve resource efficiency. Is this true?
Yes, makes sense
No, just wishful thinking

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