News about California legislation drew clicks in October. | Susanne Pommer/Shutterstock

A mix of stories about sorting infrastructure, brand owner commitments, legislation and markets drew our readers’ attention last month.

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

1 | Mapping out MRF infrastructure nationwide
For the first time, a comprehensive map of municipal materials recovery facilities across the country has been compiled and released for public use.

2 | Beverage giants pledge $100M to support bottle recycling
Coca-Cola, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo recently pledged to put their money behind boosting processing technology and increasing curbside collection access. They’ll also introduce a uniform recycling message on their bottles next year.

3 | Fiber continues to flow to China … for now
China continues to import a substantial amount of OCC from the U.S. and elsewhere. But an all-out ban and other regulatory changes loom on the horizon.

4 | Here’s what is (and isn’t) becoming law in California
California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed legislation forcing beverage companies to use increasingly higher percentages of recycled plastic in coming years, but he signed other bills of consequence.

5 | Recycled HDPE prices soar, but PET and metals see declines
The price of natural HDPE has skyrocketed over the past month, roughly doubling in some areas to a high of 52 cents per pound. Color HDPE also took a notable jump.

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