Packaging & Design

There are currently seven personal care brands participating in Loop's waste-free UK e-commerce platform, though not all have officially launched durable products yet

Big brand talks: In conversation with Unilever, REN, Beiersdorf, Bulldog and Beauty Kitchen

Loop power: Big beauty brands see ‘great opportunity’ in reusables

By Kacey Culliney

Unilever, REN, Beiersdorf, Bulldog Skincare and Beauty Kitchen are all dedicated to continued innovation around durable beauty with TerraCycle’s spin-off Loop, but each brand says there remain challenges ahead.

The various regulatory, technical and safety hurdles associated with recycled plastics can be overcome with collaboration, says the CTPA (Getty Images)

Recycled plastic challenges can be ‘designed out’, says CTPA chief

By Kacey Culliney

Using recycled plastics in beauty packaging comes with many regulatory and technical hurdles, but these can all be designed out with the right knowledge and collaborative effort, says the director-general of the UK Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association...

Dove takes a new approach to plastic packaging

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.

Mass beauty brands should be treating environmentally-friendly packaging as part of their core brand identity, it shouldn’t just be a niche launch at the top end of the range (Getty Images)

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.