Walmart beauty products aisle with cart and shopper.

News that a collaboration will bring recycling collection for certain health and beauty products to select Walmart stores was of interest to readers last month. | Chanandra Ramsurrun/Shutterstock

Coverage of a steep bale pricing downturn, closure of a plastics recycling plant, the launch of a Walmart recycling program and other news drew our readers’ attention last month.

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

1 | More price drops for recycled paper and plastic
The commodities market downturn continues to punish MRFs, with plummeting prices for OCC, mixed paper, PET and HDPE in September.

2 | Reclaimer to close Southeast plastics recycling plant
Plastics recycling company PreZero US will close its South Carolina recycling facility and instead concentrate on expanding recycling capabilities in California.

3 | Walmart offering in-store recycling for beauty products
In collaboration with Procter & Gamble and TerraCycle, Walmart is allowing customers in four states to recycle beauty product packaging in certain stores.

4 | Plaintiff drops case over Hefty Recycling bag marketing
Reynolds Consumer Products has staved off one of the recent legal challenges to its Hefty Recycling bag marketing claims.

5 | US recovered fiber and plastic exports drop
U.S. exports of fiber bales came down slightly during the first half of this year, trade data shows. At the same time, overseas shipments of scrap plastics took a tumble.


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