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Our top stories from February 2023

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A story about OCC prices drew our readers’ attention last month. | Sittipong Phokawattana/Shutterstock

Stories about Waste Management’s MRF investments, an Oregon curbside battery collection strategy, nationwide paper mill insights and more drew our readers’ clicks in February.

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

1 | WM details MRF investment plans, profit forecasts
Waste Management will spend $1 billion over four years upgrading and building new MRFs, with much of the spending occurring this year, the company disclosed in February.

2 | Oregon counties collect batteries at curbside
Clackamas County, Ore. is the latest county in the state to adopt a different approach to battery collection and fire prevention.

3 | Paperboard company plans new mill, recycling program
Graphic Packaging International is replacing several older recycled fiber mills with a $1 billion facility in Waco, Texas.

4 | Paper mills anticipate modest rise in OCC prices
Some of the biggest U.S. consumers of OCC enjoyed the benefits of low bale prices late last year, but they generally expect prices to rise modestly over the course of 2023.

5 | MIT, brands innovating ways to handle small plastics
Five brands have partnered with a nonprofit and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to find a way to keep small plastic items in the recycling stream.

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