Sustainability

“Green packaging should be the norm, not an option”

“Green packaging should be the norm, not an option”

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

As the big cosmetics companies opt for sustainable packaging – the buzzword of the industry – one supplier has stated that green packs should not be viewed as special or optional, but should be the norm.

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Scientists find novel polymer to replace petroleum-based plastics

By Michelle Yeomans

As the quest for natural substitutes to petroleum-based plastics continues, scientists at the Polytechnic University of Catalonidia have discovered a microorganism in South America that produces poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB), which will come as good...

European SCS to tackle green formulations and packaging

European SCS to tackle green formulations and packaging

By Michelle Yeomans

Organisers, Organic Monitor has made green formulations and sustainable packaging focal themes at the next edition of its European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, in a bid to cater to the growing pressure placed on the industry to reduce its carbon footprint.

Unilever’s sustainable deodorant pack push pays off

Unilever’s sustainable deodorant pack push pays off

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Unilever’s decision to roll out compressed versions of its Sure, Vaseline and Dove deodorants was a good one according to the latest consumer research and may set the standard for other size reduction initiatives in other consumer goods categories.

SCS focuses on greater ways to reduce environmental footprint

SCS focuses on greater ways to reduce environmental footprint

By Michelle Yeomans

A call for greater steps to be taken to change consumer behaviour if the cosmetics industry is to reduce its environmental footprint was a key message highlighted in 4th North American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit.

Differentiation is the big challenge to beauty packaging

Differentiation is the big challenge to beauty packaging

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The big challenge to the beauty packaging industry is differentiation as it becomes more difficult to make a product stand out, according to Mintel’s senior global packaging analyst, Benjamin Punchard.

Lumson launches its plastic airless offering

Lumson launches its plastic airless offering

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Italian packaging firm Lumson has launched its new Airless Plastic Packaging range as it looks to build on the demand for its glass solution, TAG.

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