News about changing recyclability classifications for certain PP products caught readers’ attention last month. | Josep Curto/Shutterstock

Readers last month were drawn to articles about recyclability challenges for certain products, chemical recycling, national legislation and more.

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

1 | Key curbside plastics no longer ‘widely’ recyclable
Changes in U.S. recycling programs led the How2Recycle labeling initiative to downgrade recyclability classifications for non-bottle rigid PET containers and certain PP products, potentially impacting recovery of those materials.

2 | The big issues in chemical recycling? They’ll sound familiar
During a conference workshop last week, representatives from a variety of emerging companies discussed finding suitable feedstocks, striking lasting partnerships and communicating recycled content to consumers.

3 | Legislation pushing national bottle bill hits Congress
Two federal legislators have introduced a comprehensive waste management and recycling support bill. This week, they shared details about the legislation and expressed optimism that it will garner bipartisan support.

4 | Domestic plastics recycling capacity is expanding
Export market upheavals have spurred investments from many domestic processors. Plastics Recycling Update has created a map laying out all the activity.

5 | Indorama provides details on purchase of PET recycling firm
Global PET producer Indorama Ventures paid nearly $25 million for California PET reclaimer Green Fiber International, new financial disclosures show.


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