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Last month, readers took interest in a project to recycle marine debris in Hawai’i, the evolution of a robotics supplier, a Texas chemical recycling venture and more.

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

1 | Hawai’i Megaplastic Pollution Research Center takes shape

Marine pollution abatement, a boost to the local economy and a way to help solve the local housing crisis: A proposed project to turn marine plastic into durable infrastructure could provide all three on the island of Oahu, Hawai’i.

2 | AMP rebrands with a focus on supplying entire facilities

After 10 years helping materials recovery facilities retrofit with innovative robotics equipment, AMP Robotics has dropped the latter part of its name, reflecting an emerging focus on building recycling centers from scratch with AI-equipped sorting systems.

3 | TotalEnergies kicks off chemical recycling in Texas

A TotalEnergies plant in La Porte, Texas, has begun converting plastic into polypropylene polymers via chemical recycling, the global petroleum and energy company announced late last month.

4 | Scrap plastic exports drop to new low

Recovered plastic exports out of the U.S. dropped slightly in 2023, bringing a record low for the fourth consecutive year.

5 | ‘Fraud’ report traces history of recycling campaigns

A new report, “The Fraud of Plastic Recycling,” argues there has been a “decades-long campaign of fraud and deception about the recyclability of plastics.” In response, recycling groups highlighted current plastics diversion successes and technology investments.