Our top stories from August 2021 – Resource Recycling

Recycling contamination checks in Olympia, Wash.

Our coverage of the national trend of cart tagging as a contamination abatement strategy was of interest to readers last month. | Courtesy of city of Olympia.

Readers were drawn to articles about the country’s second producer responsibility law for packaging, as well as coverage of our Program of the Year awards, cart tagging and more.

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

1 | Oregon governor signs packaging EPR bill
Oregon will overhaul components of its recycling system and will make packaging producers partially responsible for funding recycling of their products. It’s the second U.S. state to approve such a law.

2 | Two cities pick up Program of the Year awards
Grand Rapids, Mich. and Olympia, Wash. were honored for their recent work significantly limiting contamination and boosting their residential recycling programs in other ways.

3 | Cart tags: A growing force in fight against contamination
Facing ever-increasing pressure to deliver a cleaner stream to processors, cities across North America are turning to curbside inspection of residential carts. Many are seeing positive results from the efforts.

4 | OCC prices reflect global demand for containerboard
Paper mills that use a lot of recovered fiber were forced to pay substantially more for OCC over the past few months, reflecting the global strength in corrugated packaging demand.

5 | Nebraska MRF adds plastic-lumber manufacturing line
Firstar Fiber is receiving a loan from the Alliance to End Plastic Waste that will help the processor convert hard-to-recycle plastics into building materials, all within the confines of the MRF.

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