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Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging

Looking at related issues such as sustainability, environmental impact and marketing related to this fast growing and increasingly crucial area. Articles will also cover the latest developments in the types of packaging materials manufacturers are using, as well as considering the increasingly important area of recycling.

Premium feel no longer reserved for high-end beauty packaging

29-Oct-2014 - Consumers today expect more at every price point, and the distinctions among mass, masstige and luxury products are shifting. Cosmetics Design looks at how premium feel is no longer reserved...

How sustainable is the EU's production scheme?

16-Oct-2014 - How much is Europe investing in the bioeconomy today, and just what state are those sectors in? The scientific and technical arm of the EC now has a dedicated website...

Procter & Gamble sets new sustainability objectives across the supply chain

15-Oct-2014 - The company announced this week its intentions to further limit water use and packaging as well as to take advantage of more renewable materials by 2020.

Pack Peek: News from the packaging world

03-Oct-2014 - Summer is over and Autumn is upon us, so we take a look at the announcements and highlights in the cosmetics packaging world, whether it be in masstige or prestige,...

Beauty industry to save big with Unilever’s plastic packaging reduction

29-Apr-2014 - Unilever has developed a technology to reduce plastic in its personal care packaging by ‘at least’ 15%, in a move which will both further bolster its sustainable profile, and potentially...

UEBT set to launch 6th annual ‘Biodiversity Barometer’

12-Mar-2014 - The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) has announced it will launch this year’s Biodiversity Barometer in April, promising insights on the growing consumer demand for beauty brands to show evidence...

Win-win sustainability with aerosol compression, but can consumers be convinced?

12-Feb-2014 - Both the personal care sector and the consumer are set to gain from a new trend of aerosol compression, giving it the potential to become a particularly lucrative new trend.

News in brief

PCD opens its doors today

05-Feb-2014 - The first day of this year’s Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design trade show has dawned in Paris, with over 200 exhibitors in attendance.

Oil based cosmetics driving high viscosity packaging innovation

29-Jan-2014 - The popularity of oil based cosmetics like Moroccan or Argan serums is creating demand for packaging that will be able to hold and dispense the thick formulations in a more efficient and sustainable way....

Quest for green sustains naturals market in Western Europe

28-Jan-2014 - According to market researcher Frost & Sullivan, the natural and organic cosmetics market in Western Europe will rise to $800 million by 2017.

Pack Peek: New year, new packaging

15-Jan-2014 - So, here's the New year, well and truly under way. And, Cosmetics Design has taken at look at some of the new packaging in the cosmetics industry.

Mintel: aerosols leading the way in innovation and sustainability

15-Jan-2014 - In an effort to keep up with demand for the latest in aerosol technology as well producing more environmentally friendly components, providers in Europe have had no choice but to step up their game....

Belgian institute discovers potential to produce bio-plastics from poplar trees

08-Jan-2014 - Belgian research institute VIB discovers the potential of lignin-modified poplars to produce sugar for bio-based products, which can then be used in cosmetics applications among others.

10th edition of PCD to gather some 3,400 brand experts

08-Jan-2014 - The cosmetics packaging event is gearing up to open its doors next month where 3,400 brand experts and packagers will gather from 60 countries to network and see the industry's latest innovative...

Pack Peek: December’s packaging innovations

18-Dec-2013 - Winter is in full swing now and the end of the year is upon us, but there has still been an array of new wrappings and packs in the cosmetics...

Bioplastics have a potential for being 'truly sustainable'

18-Dec-2013 - EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik has highlighted the crucial role bioplastics play in Europe‘s transition towards a circular bio based economy at the 8th European Bioplastics Conference last week....

The packaging dilemma: Luxury demand vs environmentally friendly

27-Nov-2013 - Meeting consumer expectations regarding a beauty product and also using the most environmentally friendly packaging possible can lead to a conflict of interest and is the dilemma facing the cosmetics...

LuxePack experts: Asia not yet a threat to Europe in luxury packaging

19-Nov-2013 - Despite the proliferation of low-cost cosmetics packaging, Europe still maintains a significant lead in the luxury end of industry according to commentators at the recent Luxepack Monaco conference.  

SPECIAL EDITION: PACKAGING

French Packaging Council urges "circular economy" for cosmetics

29-Oct-2013 - Michael Fontaine, the president of the French Packaging Council, has urged companies to adopt a "circular economy" for packaging.

European Bioplastics gears up for 8th edition of conference

25-Oct-2013 - The 8th European Bioplastics Conference, taking place in Berlin on 10-11 December 2013, promises to shine the spotlight on the latest performance trends, material innovations and bioplastics experiences from Europe and...

News in brief

LuxePack Monaco prepares to open doors

22-Oct-2013 - The leading annual packaging show LuxePack Monaco will open its doors tomorrow. 

Are we approaching sustainability in the wrong way?

22-Oct-2013 - Call it a buzzword, call it a trend, call it a responsibility. Sustainability has long been at the forefront of consumer goods markets; but now a number of cosmetics industry...

Naturex prioritises 'positive value chains' as it moves into botanical oils

18-Oct-2013 - The natural ingredients supplier has expanded its portfolio to include botanical oils to meet growing trends. Cosmetics Design was at the exclusive unveiling in Paris this week where experts in...

Exclusive interview

Consumers must show willingness to recycle beauty packaging, says Mintel expert

09-Oct-2013 - In the final part of CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com’s interview series with packaging expert Dr Benjamin Punchard, he explains the economical and environmental factors affecting the personal care market right now.

Pack Peek

Pack Peek: New packaging this October

09-Oct-2013 - As Autumn begins, the world of packaging has seen new launches in the professional, baby care and hair care markets. Here, Cosmetics Design delves into some of the latest personal...

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