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Online event dives into markets, policy and more

Published: April 14, 2021
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Screenshot from the 2021 Plastics Recycling Conference

Speakers in a session last week came from two often-opposing sides of the packaging and recycling debate: Craig Cookson of ACC and Kate Bailey from Eco-Cycle. | Screenshot from the 2021 Plastics Recycling Conference.

Last week’s Plastics Recycling Conference, held online, featured eight sessions over two days. Here are some of the talking points that caught our team’s attention.

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Our top stories from February 2021

Published: March 3, 2021
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Eastman Chemical facility in Kingsport, Tenn.

News that the Eastman Chemical Co. will invest $250 million over two years to build a methanolysis plant drew attention last month. | William Griffith/Shutterstock

A major chemical recycling facility, packaging EPR legislation, new recycled-content products and recycled resin markets drew reader attention last month.

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Our top stories from January 2021

Published: February 3, 2021
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Ganges River with plastic waste on shore.

News that the Renew Oceans project in India had been halted drew attention last month. | photo stock india/Shutterstock

Coverage of the Basel Amendment’s market impacts, as well as stories about individual processors, drew our readers’ clicks last month.

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Our top stories from December 2020

Published: January 19, 2021
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Nexus truck and tanks.

News that Atlanta-based Nexus Fuels signed an agreement to supply pyrolysis liquid derived from scrap plastics to Shell was of interest last month. | Courtesy of Shell.

Articles about a lawsuit aimed at Walmart’s recycling labels and passage of federal marine debris legislation are among those that drew the most clicks last month.

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Our top 10 stories from 2020

Published: January 6, 2021
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Sabic logo on website, seen through magnifying glass.

Details on chemical recycling ventures from virgin plastics producers, including SABIC, drew attention last year. | Casimiro PT/Shutterstock

The past 12 months certainly gave plastics recycling stakeholders plenty to chew on – and the action extended beyond just the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our top stories from November 2020

Published: December 2, 2020
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Plastic thermoform packaging containing tomatoes.

News that Sonoco is closing a Yakima, Wash. facility that uses recovered PET drew attention last month. | Iurii N/Shutterstock

Articles about the U.S. plastics recycling rate, as well as the country’s contributions to ocean litter, drew our readers’ attention last month.

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Our top stories from October 2020

Published: November 4, 2020
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Sabic logo on website, seen through magnifying glass.

News about Sabic’s pyrolysis advancements drew attention last month. | Casimiro PT/Shutterstock

Export regulation changes, chemical recycling advances, brand owner action and packaging recyclability nods all drew the clicks last month.

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Our top stories from September 2020

Published: October 7, 2020
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Inside the Merlin Plastics facility.

A deal between Merlin Plastics and NOVA Chemicals was big news last month. | Courtesy of NOVA Chemicals.

News about Merlin’s deal with a resin giant grabbed reader attention last month. California’s recycled-content mandate and updates from China also drew lots of interest.

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