The UK government has announced plans to invest £60m to help fight the battle against single-use plastics and develop new forms of packaging. Read more
The EFBW has called on European authorities to enhance the performance of collection and sorting systems for beverage containers. Read more
Unilever will launch a wrapper-less multipack for its Solero organic peach product in the UK, featuring 35% less plastic compared to the original ice cream. Read more
Heineken Russia has launched two new PET beer bottle designs created using PET Engineering’s interchangeable insert system. Read more
The president of the European Federation of Bottled Waters believes its target of collecting 90% of its PET bottles is “key” for the future of its category. Read more
Diageo, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company and Nestlé have joined forces to improve the collection and recycling of plastics in Africa. Read more
RPC Group has recommended an offer from packaging peer Berry Global that outbids the £3.3bn offered by private equity group Apollo in January. Read more
FrieslandCampina has announced that it will make 100% of its packaging recyclable by 2025, as it has signed the Dutch government's Plastic Pact along with 70 other organisations. Read more
Nearly half of British shoppers would like to see clearer labelling on products with plastic-free packaging, according to research from packaging firm Tipa. Read more
Nestlé has revealed a series of sustainability pledges as it aims to meet its commitment of making 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. Read more
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