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In May, our readers were drawn to stories about plastics research and grants. | RecycleMan/Shutterstock

A mix of stories touching on chemical recycling, market pricing, activists’ claims and more drew clicks last month.

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

1 | How Exxon, others are building chemical recycling supply

Chemical recyclers are forging partnerships, eyeing underutilized material streams and getting creative to secure enough supply to feed their ambitious plans, according to leaders in the sector.

2 | Prices rise for recycled polyolefin grades

Prices for bales of natural HDPE, color HDPE and PP have all continued increasing over the past month, though other plastics have seen values stay relatively flat.

3 | Greenpeace claims recycling complicates plastics toxicity

Greenpeace is spotlighting what it calls toxic chemicals in recycled plastics. The group is also calling for global plastics agreement negotiators to focus on reduction.

4 | Grants boost North American plastics recycling efforts

Clear Path Recycling, Direct Pack Recycling, Wenplastics, the Ocean Legacy Foundation, Goodwill Industries/Hydroblox and a slew of other plastics recycling companies are among the recipients of recently awarded grants.

5 | Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz advance green goals

Several large brands have recently upped their use of recycled plastics and updated their goals accordingly.

Bruno Folcieri