Baled plastics for recycling stored outside.

News that Brightmark will not move forward with a facility in Georgia was of interest to readers last month. | RozenskiP/Shutterstock

Articles about markets, mandates and manufacturers drew our readers’ clicks last month.

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

1 | Analysts say higher PCR prices are the new normal
Post-consumer HDPE and PP prices have been hot lately, and they’re likely to stay that way given consistently strong demand and relatively slow supply increases, according to one market expert.

2 | Ahead of mandate, beverage brands disclose RPET stats
Numbers for 2021 show some big beverage brands were ahead of the game when it comes to complying with California’s recycled-content law, including BlueTriton Brands, Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo. Others remained far short of the targets set by the state.

3 | California’s PCR crunch ‘just the beginning’
A report from Independent Commodity Intelligence Services found that there’s not enough post-consumer resin in the U.S. market to meet California’s mandates, and there are more state mandates coming on-line soon.

4 | High-tech mechanical recycling facilities come to Europe
Two large, new facilities in Europe will be able to process a combined total of over 200,000 tons of plastic scrap using high-tech equipment. The following are more details on the PreZero and Viridor facilities.

5 | Partners kill plans for $680M pyrolysis facility in Georgia
Brightmark and an industrial authority have canceled plans for a massive plastics-to-fuel recycling plant in Georgia, according to media reports.

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