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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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Our top stories from May 2020

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In May a mix of news topics made our most-read list. | ImagineStock/Shutterstock

Articles about recovered plastic end users, financial support for reclaimers and market conditions drew our readers’ attention last month.

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Our top stories from April 2020

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News about a $32 million project to upgrade DAK Americas’ Richmond, Ind. plant drew attention last month. | Courtesy of DAK Americas

Readers last month were drawn to a mix of stories about PET recycling technology investments, vetoed recycled-content legislation and our editor’s take on “Plastic Wars.”

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Some recycling firms score paycheck loans; others strike out

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The $349 billion in initial funding for the Paycheck Protection Program ran out within two weeks. | NIKCOA/Shutterstock

Reclaimers and other processors across the country are looking to a federal assistance program to help them overcome cash-flow problems sparked by the coronavirus. Some have been successful, but others are running into banking complexities and tapped-out funding.

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Our top stories from March 2020

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Inside the Direct Pack facility

News that packaging manufacturer Direct Pack has acquired a Mexico-headquartered recycling operation drew attention last month. | Courtesy of Direct Pack.

Industry impacts from the coronavirus outbreak, funding opportunities and thermoform processing drew readers’ attention last month.
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