Entirely recyclable and environmentally friendly cosmetics packaging range launched

By Pooja Kondhia

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Recyclable materials, Bottle, Recycling

Cosmetics provider Ringana and packaging manufacturer Lumson have made fully recyclable airless cosmetic packaging available with the launch of new skin care line ‘Rifresh’.

The new range has been packaged by Lumson, using its Techno Airless Glass (TAG) system, which allows for total formula protection, preservation of natural active ingredients from deterioration, longer shelf life of preservatives-free formula and no product waste, according to the Italian packager.

Circular recycling

The cosmetic packaging has been designed to enable circular recycling thanks to an ‘Eco-Lock system’ component of Lumson’s, which after usage, allows the consumer to unscrew the pump separating all the plastic components from the glass bottle.

This will allow the recycling of each material and once the glass has been separated, the bottle can be sent back to Rigana, who will then pass it on to Lumson, who will reuse it to manufacture new airless packaging.

Eco-centive

Going a step further with environmental and sustainable packaging, Ringana claims it found secondary packaging to be a problem, as the usage of carton boxes or any other material, whose only purpose is to contain the glass bottle, would end up as waste after opening.

Ringana decided to use a little towel, made of 100 per cent organic cotton, as a secondary packaging of its ‘RIfresh’ line, the towel contains the glass bottle, and after opening it is a useful object that consumers can keep for their own use.

As such, there is no waste of carton boxes or paper. However, the only paper that had to be used to keep the towel wrapped is certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).

As an additional incentive, Ringana is offering each consumer that recycles 10 glass bottles by sending them back to Ringana, a new cosmetic product for free.

Environmentally friendly

Both companies claim to be environmentally free, using sustainable materials in their products; Ringana states its products are made with 100 per cent natural active ingredients, preservative free and with no animal testing.

Lumson claims all raw materials, and manufacturing processes used strictly comply with the European laws on the environment, and have been certified by Ecocert Italia.

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