Calif. capitol building in Sacramento.

Readers followed legislative developments out of the Golden State last month. | Feoktistoff/Shutterstock

Articles about California, California and more California drew our readers’ interest last month.

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

1 | California bill deems some exports ‘disposal’
California lawmakers have approved a bill that would no longer allow scrap plastic that is exported to be considered recycled. The legislation now heads to the governor for final consideration.

2 | California is back at the center of plastics recycling debate
Producers would need to meet strict criteria to use the “chasing arrows” symbol on their plastic packaging in California under a bill approved by lawmakers last week. An industry group says the move will harm polypropylene recycling.

3 | Recycling company and manager plead guilty to fraud
A shuttered California recycling company and its former operations manager pled guilty to multiple felonies, and the company will pay $34 million in restitution and penalties.

4 | Stakeholders talk recycling fixes before Congress
U.S. senators last week heard about how stronger end-market demand, state support for materials recovery, technology advancements and more can strengthen the U.S. recycling system.

5 | Recycled paper prices continue uptick as plastic levels off
Over the last month, all common grades of curbside fiber saw modest pricing gains. But plastic values were mostly flat, and PP dropped over 10%.


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