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Dove takes a new approach to plastic packaging

By Deanna Utroske

The Unilever brand announced its new No | Better | Less Plastic framework recently and is moving forward with new beauty packaging initiatives that will remove over 20,000 metric tons of virgin plastic from the brand’s supply chain.

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The eco beauty package: ‘Mass brands need to step up more’

By Kacey Culliney

Sustainable packaging innovation must roll out across mass beauty and personal care if any real strides are to be made, and Western European consumers are largely ready for changes, says a Kantar Worldpanel research director.

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Albéa publishes a first sustainability report

By Deanna Utroske

This month the beauty packager published an 18-page report outlining the company's past, current, and future approach to environmental sustainability and, as part of the document, laid out 5 ways that Albéa is working toward a circular approach to...

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L’Oréal invests in biotech plastics recycling initiative

By Deanna Utroske

Yesterday, the beauty maker announced its minority stake investment in Carbios, a green chemistry company working to solve environmental sustainability problems in manufacturing. The funds will help the company move its PET recycling technologies closer...

State of the industry: Cosmetics Europe Director General speaks out

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State of the industry: Cosmetics Europe Director General speaks out

By Lucy Whitehouse

We caught up with the Director General of the European trade association for the cosmetics and personal care industry, John Chave, on the state of the industry today, and why it is a very good time to be an industry professional in beauty.

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Tom’s of Maine to launch fully recyclable toothpaste tube in 2020

By Deanna Utroske

Colgate, the brand’s parent company, announced yesterday that a new tube design has been recognized for its recyclability by the APR. The company intends to update Tom’s toothpaste tubes next year and all Colgate owned brands’ toothpaste tubes with 100%...

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ADF&PCD New York Innovation Awards accepting entries

By Deanna Utroske

The annual packaging awards event for fragrance, personal care, cosmetics, and aerosol products coincides with the ADF&PCD tradeshow. The show and awards celebration will take place in mid-September. And in preparation, the event organizers are accepting...

Henkel Beauty Care launches 100% recycled plastic packaging

Henkel Beauty Care launches 100% recycled plastic packaging

By Lucy Whitehouse

Henkel, which owns personal care brands including Schwarzkopf hair care, has announced its launch of 100% recycled plastic product packaging, of which 50% is ‘social plastic’ across specific products within its offering.

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Dove wants media images to represent women as they are

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the Unilever personal care brand announced a partnership with Getty Images and Girlgaze that makes a new library of stock photos available to media and advertisers for license. With its new #ShowUs initiative, Dove wants to expand the conventional...

Packaging: Cosmopack 2019 award winners revealed

Packaging: Cosmopack 2019 award winners revealed

By Lucy Whitehouse

Packaging has never been a more crucial element of beauty and personal care: the recent Cosmoprof trade show dedicated several features to the packaging industry. Here, we shine a spotlight on the winners of the Cosmopack Awards.

Our top highlights from Cosmoprof 2019

Our top highlights from Cosmoprof 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

We attended this year’s Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2019, the global edition of the Cosmoprof series of trade events for the beauty industry. From probiotic claims, to CBD oil, to high end male grooming including colour cosmetics for men, the show played...

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Aptar continues outreach to indie beauty brands with new site

By Deanna Utroske

The packaging company launched its new site for startups and standalone cosmetics and personal care brands at this week’s Luxe Pack event in Los Angeles, California. It’s the next iteration of Aptar’s Indie Boutique offering.

What is the next step for plastic packaging?

What is the next step for plastic packaging?

By Simon Pitman

As Costa Rica becomes the first country in the world to announce that it is ditching single use plastics, it is irrefutable that the war on plastics is really heating up. So what does this mean for our industry?

Paptic: not paper, not plastic, but a biodegradable alternative?

Paptic: not paper, not plastic, but a biodegradable alternative?

By Lucy Whitehouse

Packaging players are under increasing scrutiny from consumers, regulators and manufacturing customers alike to offer increasingly sustainable plastic packaging solutions: Paptic is one innovation offering a solution in this space.

Packaging winners for 2019: ADF & PCD show awards spotlight

Packaging winners for 2019: ADF & PCD show awards spotlight

By Lucy Whitehouse

This year’s ADF & PCD awards were announced last week, with the ceremony presided over by Gilles Baudin, L’Oréal and President of the FEA, Alain Béthune, a packaging expert, and Michel Dupuis of Cojemial Conseils.

Global “Alliance to End Plastic Waste” launched

Global “Alliance to End Plastic Waste” launched

By Lucy Whitehouse

Major players from the plastics and consumer goods value chain have launched the new “Alliance to End Plastic Waste” (AEPW), in a bid to step up efforts to reduce wastes from packaging and through the supply chain.

Packaging innovations for ecology: Luxe Pack sustainability focus

Packaging innovations for ecology: Luxe Pack sustainability focus

By Lucy Whitehouse

Packaging in cosmetics and personal care has never been under more scrutiny than it is today, thanks to the rising consumer and regulator interest in sustainability. This year’s ew Luxe Pack ‘Edition Speciale’ trade show is set to put the issue at the...

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Biomod adds a vegan formulation to its Dry Mask technology offering

By Deanna Utroske

The skin care supplier recently launched a new option in its collection of customizable market-ready masks.
Vegan personal care and cosmetic products are shaping up to be a popular next iteration of the clean and green beauty trend. And the company’s...

ADF&PCD Paris set for later this month

ADF&PCD Paris set for later this month

By Lucy Whitehouse

This year sees the annual beauty packaging show ADF&PCD enjoy its crystal anniversary, set to cover two new special features: the latest sustainable packaging in an “Eco-Tour”, and the sourcing of signature French products at its dedicated “Made...

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