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Our top stories from April 2019

Waste Managment logo on a building.A major hauler acquisition, export market developments, commodity pricing and other news drew readers’ attention last month.

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

1 | Waste Management unveils major merger
The largest residential garbage and recycling company in North America plans to get a lot bigger with a nearly $5 billion acquisition.

2 | China reiterates total ban and tries to define ‘solid waste’
Chinese officials doubled down on plans to ban virtually all recovered material imports by the end of the year, despite opposition from U.S. interests.

3 | Recycled paper prices fall further
Prices for recovered papers and HDPE took a beating throughout March and April, although aluminum and PET values saw more stability.

4 | Study details ‘transformational’ tech in plastics recycling
At least 60 organizations are working to scale up depolymerization, pyrolysis and other emerging plastic processing methods. The North American market for the resulting products could top $100 billion annually.

5 | Report says Canadian packaging EPR is failing to deliver
A recycling expert has offered up criticisms of British Columbia’s extended producer responsibility system for printed paper and packaging.

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