Articles about markets for recycled paper and plastics drew lots of clicks last month. Readers were also drawn to our coverage of container deposit and EPR legislation.
The list below shows our top stories published in May in terms of unique page views.
1 | Paper and plastic exports increase in the first quarter
Recovered material exports were up in the first three months of 2021 compared with the prior year. India dominated the paper export market, and Canada brought in nearly a third of all exported plastic.
2 | GP brings its Juno fiber recovery technology on-line
Paper products manufacturer Georgia-Pacific has opened a processing unit to recover fiber from particularly contaminated streams that would otherwise be landfilled.
3 | What’s driving the 3-7 plastic market?
The mixed-plastics processing sector is seeing supply challenges from product labeling changes and could be significantly disrupted by chemical recycling initiatives, according to one plastics processor.
4 | Researchers tout benefits of a US bottle bill
A new report estimates that a nationwide bottle deposit program would reduce the number of drink containers each American wastes to 67 per year, down from 426 under the status quo.
5 | Maine EPR bills differ on producer control
Two state proposals under consideration in the Northeast get at a central question of extended producer responsibility programs for packaging: Should the government or private industry have more control?