An update on the flow of scrap plastics to India captured attention last month. | Avigator Fortuner/Shutterstock

Articles about India’s scrap plastics import ban, a sorting project in Oregon and manufacturers’ usage of recycled plastic drew readers’ attention last month.

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

1 | Plastic shipments to India stall as ban draws near
Recovered plastic has largely stopped flowing from the U.S. into India, which until recently has been among the top importers of the material.

2 | Plastics recovery project underway in Pacific Northwest
Early August marked the start of a two-month effort to sort a variety of resins from loads of material otherwise bound for disposal. The goal is to develop a pool of data that can help guide future industry investments.

3 | Sonoco increases recycled plastic usage
A packaging giant has notched upward the amount of RPET it uses in its food containers.

4 | PCR flows to multi-layer applications
For years, packaging producers have been marketing recyclable multi-layer flexible packages. Now, they’re finding success using recycled plastic in their products.

5 | Bottled water brand mixes RPET and bioplastic
Coca-Cola will use recycled PET and plant-derived plastic in a Dasani water bottle, creating a package known as the “HybridBottle.” The move is one of several recycling-related changes being rolled out.


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