Personal care major Beiersdorf is rolling out climate-friendly valves and post-consumer recycled (PCR) aluminium cans across its core Nivea aerosol ranges, supporting a significant reduction in overall environmental footprint.
NFC-enabled packaging can help to minimise the environmental impact of product packaging, in addition to boosting engagement with consumers, claims a company that has recently worked with Paco Rabanne.
The cosmetic and detergent categories are innovating most intensely in bioplastic technologies worldwide, with Europe and the US leading the charge, finds a study from the European Patent Office (EPO).
French luxury fashion house Chanel has co-developed a biobased bottle cap for one of its perfume collections with Finnish startup Sulapac, made from a blend of renewable materials including wood chips.
New Zealand start-up Mushroom Material has developed a sustainable mushroom-based material as an alternative to polystyrene styrofoam and cardboard packaging and is targeting the cosmetics sector for its first products.
UK retail giant Tesco has extended its partnership with TerraCycle spin-off Loop to roll out in-store dedicated fixtures offering a range of consumer goods in durable, waste-free packaging designed to be returned, industrially cleaned and reused.
Prestige beauty major Estée Lauder Companies has developed a reusable pump device that simultaneously cools and dispenses product and a single-use cosmetic pad with a self-heating function and preloaded formulation.
UK packaging firm Origin Group has developed a single-dose recyclable sachet that snaps open for easy, sustainable use across cosmetics, skin care and hair care – industries where sampling demands remain high.
The beauty industry needs to shun consumerism, stop confusing consumers and invest in infrastructure, packaging technology and manufacturing if it is to begin to address the enormous plastic challenge, says the CEO of the British Beauty Council.