Plastics Recycling Update

Our top stories from May 2020

In May a mix of news topics made our most-read list. | ImagineStock/Shutterstock

Articles about recovered plastic end users, financial support for reclaimers and market conditions drew our readers’ attention last month.

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

1 | Cement additive producer turns focus to plastic waste
A Florida company is working to commercialize a process that uses low-value scrap plastic as fuel in cement production.

2 | Plastic industry’s $1B waste effort begins to outline projects
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is currently working to implement more than a dozen initiatives worldwide. The group’s leader recently explained key details, as well as how COVID-19 has impacted progress.

3 | Low virgin plastics pricing pinches recycling market further
The coronavirus pandemic has piled on top of existing plastics recycling market strife to cause pricing fluctuations and create uncertainty about how end users will meet their sustainability commitments.

4 | State provides funding for recycling equipment
North Carolina recently awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to help plastics recycling companies invest in new equipment.

5 | Unifi, Trex and Greystone describe business conditions
Three major recycled plastic consumers recently reported their business performance during the first few months of 2020. They touched on COVID-19, recycled material costs and their outlook for the future.


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