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A story digging into how decisions about accepted materials lists are made drew our readers’ attention last month. | Nate Samui/Shutterstock

Stories about extended producer responsibility programs, inspiring behavior change, MRF fires and more drew the most clicks last month.

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

1 | Packaging EPR bill in New York revived as session winds down
Some New York legislators are pushing to see extended producer responsibility for packaging pass this year. With days left in the session, they’ve reintroduced what they see as a compromise bill.

2 | What materials will make the cut under EPR?
States with extended producer responsibility programs are starting to grapple with a tricky question: How do we establish a list of materials covered by the system?

3 | How to inspire real behavior change among residents
The Recycling Partnership’s Center for Sustainable Behavior and Impact this week released an in-depth report on decreasing consumer confusion and spurring better recycling habits.

4 | Experts outline role of policy in sparking recycling markets
Without a market for a material, collection is not economically viable – but how can end markets be created unless there is stable supply? A webinar recently explored the role of legislation in solving that industry paradox.

5 | Fires sparked at MRFs in Milwaukee, Boston
A large MRF in Milwaukee and a commercial recycling facility in Boston caught fire last week, resulting in major facility damage at one and two hospital visits at the other.

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