Bottle of Nestle Pure Life water.Readers last month were drawn to articles about a brand owner’s RPET ambitions, markets analysis, gasification technology, scrap smuggling and legislation.

The list below shows our top stories published in April in terms of unique page views.

1 | Nestlé Waters CEO: 100% packaging recovery is possible
The leader of one of the world’s largest bottle water businesses recently detailed the company’s recycling strategy, noting it supports deposit legislation and other steps to boost supply.

2 | Exploring the interplay of virgin and recycled plastic markets
In coming years, recycled PET and polyolefins will likely have to continue competing with cheap virgin plastics. But scrap markets will also be impacted by uncertain government policies and brand owner decisions.

3 | Eastman execs elaborate on mixed-plastics technology
Global chemical company Eastman has unveiled a recycling process that breaks down polymers into gases for use in chemical manufacturing. It’s now looking for suppliers.

4 | Why banned shipments are still getting into Malaysia
Scrap plastic traders continue to circumvent import restrictions in one Southeast Asian country by labeling recovered plastic as another type of commodity.

5 | Recycled plastic mandate advances in California
A bill that would require 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic to be used in beverage containers by 2035 is gaining traction in America’s most populous state.


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