Sorted plastics at a recycling facility.

News that Brightmark is seeking over 1,000,000 tons of difficult-to-recycle plastics for chemical recycling captured clicks in August. | hiv360/Shutterstock

Articles about a mixed-plastics outlet, paper markets and recycling legislation drew our readers’ attention last month.

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

1 | Brightmark seeking 2.4 billion pounds of US mixed plastics
A chemical recycling firm is on the hunt for a massive quantity of plastics Nos. 1-7, material the company plans to process at plastics-to-fuel facilities across the country.

2 | Demand shift drives $300 million recycled paper mill conversion
Paper giant Domtar will convert a printing and writing paper mill to produce recycled packaging using OCC and mixed paper.

3 | What to expect in domestic recycled paper markets
Recycled paper mill leaders recently weighed in on the factors behind market shifts, how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting generation and demand, and where markets are headed in the future.

4 | An ambitious recycling policy proposal could go local
Two members of Congress who have pushed for EPR, a national deposit system and more are now encouraging state and municipal lawmakers to introduce their own versions of the legislation.

5 | Recycled fiber exports drop 25% in first half of 2020
New trade figures show lower U.S. exports of both recovered paper and plastic from January to June, compared with the same period last year. The decline was largely driven by less material going to China and India.


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