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Our top 10 stories from 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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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Our top stories from August 2020

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Plastic-asphalt road, Courtesy of Technisoil.

An article about a company turning PET scrap into asphalt binder was of interest in August. | Courtesy of Technisoil.

A story on Brightmark’s procurement plans grabbed reader attention in August. Coverage of film recycling updates also proved popular.

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Our top stories from July 2020

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Baled plastics for recycling at the PreZero facility.

News about a California location now processing hard-to-recycle plastics captured attention last month. | Courtesy of PreZero.

Articles about investments to boost plastics recycling and the future career plans of an industry veteran drew readers’ interest last month.

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Our top stories from June 2020

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Strawberries in plastic packaging.

News about the latest approvals to use recycling technologies to create recycled plastic for use in food packaging captured attention last month. | Dolores M. Harvey/Shutterstock

Readers last month were drawn to articles about consumer product brand owners, food-contact RPET approvals, a flexible packaging recovery project and plastics exports.

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