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Our top stories from June 2020

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News about federal plastics recycling legislation garnered lots of attention last month. | Corlia vWyk/Shutterstock

Our readers were drawn to a variety of articles last month, including those covering plastics legislation, paper plant shutdowns, market updates and more.

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Our top stories from May 2020

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News about falling recycling revenues for the largest waste haulers in North America captured attention in May.| Rosamar/Shutterstock

Articles about markets, markets and more markets drew clicks from our readers last month.

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Our top stories from April 2020

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Fiber bales stacked for recycling.

News that a major end user of recovered paper in the U.S. would be idling machinery drew clicks last month. | noomcpk/Shutterstock

Readers last month were drawn to stories explaining how the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on recyclables supply chains.

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How firms are faring as they look for paycheck loans

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The $349 billion in initial funding for the Paycheck Protection Program ran out within two weeks. | NIKCOA/Shutterstock

Recycling companies across the country are applying to a federal assistance program to help them overcome cash-flow problems sparked by the coronavirus. Some have been successful, but others are running into banking complexities and tapped-out funding.

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Our top stories from March 2020

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News about recycling program disruptions around North America captured attention in March. | Oksana Shturo/Shutterstock

Because coronavirus has upended life for North America, it’s no surprise that stories about the pandemic’s impacts to the recycling industry dominated our readers’ attention last month.

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Our top stories from February 2020

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Curbside recycling carts in front of residential properties.

A new report on the state of curbside recycling in the United States drew attention in February. | stephen rudolph/Shutterstock

Stories about declining export markets and painful curbside recyclables pricing drew our readers’ attention last month.

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Our top stories from January 2020

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Suburban backyards in Michigan.

News about funding to boost Michigan’s recycling programs captured attention last month. | KyleHohler/Shutterstock

Articles about paper recycling markets, upcoming extended producer responsibility legislation and grant funding for the Great Lakes State drew readers’ interest last month.

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