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News that a U.S. District Court judge ended Greenpeace’s labeling suit against Walmart caught attention last month. | Harun Ozmen / Shutterstock

Readers last month sought out more details on the demise of CarbonLite, news about Greenpeace and Walmart, and more.

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

1 | Amid dispute, details emerge on CarbonLite’s demise
Companies owed money by CarbonLite say the PET reclaimer’s failure came amid “gross financial mismanagement,” and they want an in-depth investigation. CarbonLite’s lawyers pinned the closure on a lack of brand owner support and other factors.

2 | Chemical recycling operations plan expansions
Three companies that use chemical recycling technologies, including LyondellBasell and BP, recently took steps to enlarge their footprints or product lines.

3 | Judge ends Greenpeace’s labeling suit against Walmart
A California court has dismissed a legal complaint Greenpeace brought against Walmart, ruling that the activist group itself was not deceived by labels indicating the corporation’s plastic packaging is recyclable.

4 | Greenpeace: Recycling used as plastic industry ‘smokescreen’
A report this week from environmental group Greenpeace takes brand owners and industry groups to task for promoting recycling as the primary solution to plastic waste issues.

5 | Walmart increases its North American PCR usage
Walmart has increased the percentage of post-consumer resin used in its private label packaging in North America, but the number is flat globally.


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