A story about recycling innovations at K show captured clicks in October. | Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann

Technology stories drew readers’ interest last month, along with articles about a TV news investigation and the Association of Plastic Recyclers meeting.

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

1 | Plastics-to-fuel powered ships will collect marine debris
A fleet of self-sustaining vessels will collect and process mixed plastic in the world’s waterways, a nonprofit organization announced in October.

2 | Report finds some PE bales went to trash, not recycling
CBC News in Canada used tracking devices to follow where garbage and recycling companies took loads of recovered film. Much of the plastic was ultimately burned or buried.

3 | Facility to depolymerize up to 88M pounds of PET annually
Seeing strong demand, Loop Industries and Indorama Ventures have decided to roughly double the capacity of their first PET depolymerization unit.

4 | A few of the recycling innovations at K 2019
K show drew 3,200 plastics and rubber industry exhibitors from around the world to Germany in October. With growing concern about plastic waste, recycling played a prominent role.

5 | APR fall meeting: RPET demand will outpace supply
Plastics recycling professionals converged recently to discuss market dynamics, emerging technologies and other key industry trends.

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