Cargo stacked at port in Jakarta, Indonesia.

News of shipping strife impacts on recycled plastics traders was of interest last month. | Creativa Images/Shutterstock

News about another polyethylene film recycling facility, recycled-content certification programs, shipping industry struggles and more drew readers’ clicks last month.

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

1 | Trex to spend $400 million on third PE recycling plant
Already the largest scrap film recycler in the U.S., Trex is set to build a large polyethylene recycling and composite lumber production campus in Little Rock, Ark.

2 | Report compares recycled-content certification programs
Over a dozen different recycled-content standards and certifications are used around the world. A new report commissioned by Canadian leaders compares and contrasts them.

3 | Amid shipping crisis, recycling loads often ‘first to get cut’
Strife in the global shipping sector continues to impact North American recycling, with companies experiencing higher rates as well as decreased shipping availability and reliability.

4 | Mixed-plastics processor enters end-market sector
North American reclaimer EFS-plastics has acquired a plastic products manufacturer, a move the companies say will increase their recycling and production capacity.

5 | California governor signs labeling and exports bills
A high-profile bill restricting the use of recyclability labeling on products in California was signed into law this week. Gov. Gavin Newsom also signed legislation classifying mixed-plastic exports out of the state as “disposal.”


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