In March, readers were drawn to a roundup of FDA letters for recycling technologies to produce PCR for food and drink packaging. | Ladnongkhun/Shutterstock

A roundup of FDA letters of no-objection, coverage of the Biden administration’s position on a global plastics agreement and more drew our readers’ attention in March.

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

1 | FDA awards letters to notable names in PCR production
Merlin Plastics, Natura PCR, Circulus, Far Eastern New Century and other prominent plastics reclaimers have received FDA letters allowing them to recycle post-consumer plastics into food and drink packaging.

2 | In My Opinion: The feedstock for the future

Carpet recycling experts discuss how emerging recycling technologies are allowing companies to recycle plastics derived from post-consumer carpet into a wider variety of applications.

3 | US sees recycling as key part of global plastics deal
The Biden administration envisions a global plastics agreement that requires each country to take steps to boost demand for recycled resin, including through use of public procurement policies and packaging standardization.

4 | Report: Flexible film can grow as PCR feedstock
Collecting a wide variety of film packaging curbside and sorting it at a MRF can deliver big benefits, according to a report on a years-long pilot program.

5 | PRI invests $12M to serve auto and electronics markets
Plastic Recycling Inc. is set to build out a fully outfitted laboratory and install extrusion lines that will boost recycling capacity by 60 million pounds per year. It’s also expanding its e-plastic sorting capabilities.


Bruno Folcieri