News about Merlin’s deal with a resin giant grabbed reader attention last month. California’s recycled-content mandate and updates from China also drew lots of interest.
The list below shows our top stories published in September in terms of unique page views.
1 | Virgin plastic company signs deals with Merlin
NOVA Chemicals will provide financing to Merlin Plastics to help the reclaimer produce food-contact recycled HDPE. Then, NOVA will buy up to 30 million pounds of the PCR per year.
California lawmakers approved legislation requiring beverage companies to use recycled plastic. If signed, the bill will usher in the first recycled-content law of its kind for plastic bottles in the U.S.
Recycled plastic pellets are facing greater scrutiny upon import into China, international recycling stakeholders recently reported.
A recent report from the nation’s largest waste and recycling hauler reviews the current state of reclamation capacity for PET, HDPE and PP in the U.S.
5 | HDPE bales experience another runup in pricing
The price of natural HDPE jumped by nearly 25% over the past month and is now approaching the record high values it achieved at the beginning of the year.