Aluminum cans for recycling.

RePlanet’s closure was of high interest last month. | Graham Corney/Shutterstock

Articles covering end user investments and market casualties drew our readers’ attention last month.

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

1 | Companies plan investments in US recycled paper mills
Last month brought several significant recycled paper capacity announcements, indicating future domestic outlets for mixed paper and OCC.

2 | Large cullet end user coming to Southeast
A newly formed company plans to build what it calls the first new U.S. glass bottle factory in over a generation. The $123 million plant will use recycled glass.

3 | California firm closes 284 deposit redemption centers
RePlanet, once the largest operator of facilities redeeming containers covered by the California Redemption Value (CRV) program, has shuttered. The move will significantly reduce consumer recycling access.

4 | Several sizable cities cut curbside recycling
In response to strained recycling markets, a handful of U.S. municipalities larger than 50,000 people have recently canceled recycling programs or reduced the materials accepted.

5 | Scrap plastic exports plummet 43% this year, paper stable
Federal trade statistics released last month show U.S. export volumes for the first six months of 2019. Recycled plastics have seen a major drop when compared with figures from a year ago.