A recycled paper mill closing its doors drew reader interest last month, as did legislative activity around the country, EPR implementation in California, new numbers on fiber disposal and a MRF operator acquisition.
The list below shows our top stories published in January in terms of unique page views.
Putney Paper, a Northeast U.S. mill that took in post-consumer recovered fiber and converted it into recycled tissue, napkins and towels, closed its doors last week, with company leadership citing rising energy costs contributing to the closure.
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The 2024 legislative season is already picking up speed, with more than 60 bills filed on recycling across the nation.
California is moving ahead on implementation of its extended producer responsibility law. The state agency recently released a draft of the regulations and selected a producer responsibility organization.
New research quantifies in greater detail the amount of fiber entering U.S. landfills each year. A lead author of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study said the findings highlight a huge opportunity for additional material recovery.
Circular Services, the operating group of Closed Loop Partners, acquired Midwest Fiber Recycling for an undisclosed amount.