Articles about extended producer responsibility legislation attracted ample clicks last month, along with news about a planned new aluminum recycling plant and the U.S. paper recycling rate.
The list below shows our top stories published in May in terms of unique page views.
1 | Paper and packaging EPR bill passes in Colorado
Colorado’s governor has been sent a bill establishing extended producer responsibility (EPR) for printed paper and packaging, a major development in the wider industry conversation about reshaping the funding model for municipal recycling.
2 | EPR and packaging-reduction bill introduced in New York
An extended producer responsibility bill that has the support of environmental activists was recently introduced in New York, while a Colorado EPR bill moved to the Senate floor.
3 | Novelis unveils plans for $2.5B aluminum recycling plant
A huge aluminum recycling and rolling plant in the South will greatly expand Novelis’ capacity to recycle used beverage cans.
4 | Industry reacts to passage of Colorado packaging EPR bill
While many industry leaders praised the recent passage of a Colorado bill establishing extended producer responsibility for printed paper and packaging, others are calling for Gov. Jared Polis to veto it.
5 | US tallies higher paper recycling rate in 2021
The U.S. paper and OCC recycling rates for 2021 were 68.0% and 91.4%, higher than the previous year, the American Forest & Paper Association announced in a press conference May 24.