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May’s top news stories

Princes to use recycled content in more than 50% of its plastic bottles, Novolex to acquire Newell’s Waddington Group for $2.3bn, and Corona and Parley for the Oceans launch waste plastic sunglasses. wraps up key headlines from May 2018.

April’s top news stories

The UK Government sets up a £60m fund to cut down plastic, Transcontinental to acquire Coveris Americas for $1.32bn, and RPC Bebo develops new thermoformed screw closure system. wraps up key headlines from April 2018.

Tekni-Plex receives patent for new Sniff Seal liner technology

US-based company Tekni-Plex has been granted a patent for its Sniff Seal technology designed to allow the scent to permeate through an induction seal closure liner.

DS Smith launches BuyBack programme to recycle polypropylene plastics

DS Smith Plastics Slovakia has launched a new BuyBack programme that collects single-use polypropylene plastics from customers in order to recycle and convert them into new products.

FIJI Water unveils new design of Sports Cap bottle

US-based premium-imported bottled water brand FIJI Water has unveiled its new FIJI Water Sports Cap bottle to provide active, on-the-move hydration.

BillerudKorsnäs launches new dissolvable D-Sack cement packaging

BillerudKorsnäs has launched its first climate-positive packaging, D-Sack, co-developed with Swiss manufacturer LafargeHolcim.

UK Government launches deposit return scheme to control plastic pollution

The UK Government has confirmed plans to launch a bottle and can deposit-return scheme in a bid to increase recycling rates and reduce pollution from plastics.

Futamura and Bio4Pack to develop compostable packaging for De Halm

Plastic and cellulose films manufacturer Futamura has partnered with sustainable packaging producer Bio4Pack to develop a compostable packing solution for Dutch organic cereal producer De Halm.

Peter Kölln uses Feldmuehle’s barrier paper material for its packaging

German oat flakes and breakfast cereals manufacturer Peter Kölln has picked Feldmuehle Uetersen’s MOB-liner barrier paper solution for its oat flakes packaging.

DS Smith’s Worldwide Dispensers expands injection moulding facility

Worldwide Dispensers of North America, a part of DS Smith’s Plastics division, has completed the expansion of its injection moulding factory in Lester Prairie, Minnesota, US.