The exterior of one of International Paper’s facilities. | Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock

A farewell message from the longtime editor of Resource Recycling made the list of highly read stories last month.

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

1 | Reynolds settles suit over recycling collection bags
Reynolds Consumer Products has agreed to change advertising language and pay up to $4 million to settle one of multiple lawsuits alleging its marketing of recycling collection bags is illegal.

2 | Paper giant closes Texas containerboard mill
International Paper will close its Orange, Texas containerboard mill, which uses post-consumer fiber. The decision is part of a reduction in production capacity in response to market conditions.

3 | AI migrates from sortation to collection
Artificial intelligence is now well established in MRFs as a tool for sorting material and dramatically reducing contamination. Now, multiple companies are taking AI to an earlier stage of the recycling process by mounting cameras on collection trucks.

4 | Most recyclables increase in price this month
For MRFs, October has brought generally positive pricing news, with curbside paper and plastic grades increasing in value.

5 | Editor’s farewell: Gratitude for a decade of sector connection
I’ve always encouraged our editorial team to get straight to the point, so I will do that here: After more than 10 years at Resource Recycling, I am off to explore new endeavors.