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The acquisition of a U.S. PET reclaimer captured clicks last month. | Lipik Stock Media/Shutterstock

A diverse group of stories drew readers’ attention last month, touching on chemical recycling, infrastructure needs and a legal case.

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

1 | In My Opinion: Let’s not miss potential of emerging models
The chair of the ACC’s Chemical Recycling Alliance says the time is right for pyrolysis and other methods to make a real impact on plastics circularity. But stakeholder support is critical.

2 | APR: Plastics recycling infrastructure needs help
Brands across the globe are announcing goals to use high levels of recycled plastic. But the companies that actually deliver PCR to the market are predicting a major hurdle: supply shortfalls.

3 | Lead contamination case involves plastics recycling firm
A trucking company connected to KW Plastics will pay more than $3 million in a settlement with the federal government. The case stems from improper transport of hazardous material to a KW recycling facility in California.

4 | Pyrolysis produces ‘circular polymers’ for Tupperware
Mixed plastics are the feedstock for a chemical recycling partnership between resin giant Sabic and home goods manufacturer Tupperware Brands.

5 | Ohio PET reclaimer acquired by Asian plastics giant
Far Eastern New Century this week bought Phoenix Technologies, marking the latest instance of a large plastics manufacturer deepening its stake in U.S. recycling.


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