Our top stories of July 2022

A Michigan collaboration on cardboard recycling interested readers last month. | Courtesy of Great Lakes Tissue

Last month, our readers were hungry to learn more about a paper mill’s efforts to clean up its residue to enable future material recovery, among other news.

The list below shows our top stories published in July in terms of unique pageviews.

1 | Michigan paper mill finds new solution for waste
The collaboration between an industry group and several organizations in Michigan has helped Great Lakes Tissue think outside the box when it comes to using recycled materials.

2 | Prices plummet for recovered plastic bales
According to the latest price survey, July saw significant declines in the value of PET, HDPE and PP. Prices have also fallen for recycled aluminum cans.

3 | How California’s new law ‘puts the industry on notice’
Industry leaders have mostly voiced support for California’s recently signed extended producer responsibility bill, though some said they were still concerned about its scope.

4 | In my opinion: unpacking the elements of effective EPR
A recycling policy expert outlines best practices for developing extended producer responsibility for packaging.

5 | How different diversion schemes add up on GHG emissions
A new lifecycle assessment quantifies the impacts of different curbside collection scenarios, finding that a typical single-stream recycling program reduces overall emissions by nearly 40% compared to simply landfilling materials .