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News about recycling-related legislation made the most-read list in November. | Yi Chen Chiang/Shutterstock

Stories about state and federal legislation, recovered material markets and the national recycling rate drew our readers’ attention last month.

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

1 | Industry-backed bill pushes recycling grants program
Legislation before Congress provides up to $500 million in matching grants to state and local governments to support recycling.

2 | Washington state mill to add OCC line next year
Packaging Corporation of America will begin consuming OCC at a mill in the Pacific Northwest, citing customer demand, feedstock availability and cost savings.

3 | Sweeping plastics ballot initiative submitted in California
The CEO of West Coast hauler Recology recently teamed up with environmentalists to submit an initiative that would put single-use plastics management in front of voters in the state.

4 | EPA reports slight increase in US recycling rate
The national recycling and composting rate has inched above 35%, according to the U.S. EPA.

5 | Exports decline, but domestic markets see stability
Overseas appetite for scrap plastic dwindled in the third quarter. On the domestic side, operators report stable movement for common curbside materials, although fiber pricing remains a challenge.