Sustainability

PCD prepares for 10th edition in 2014

PCD prepares for 10th edition in 2014

By Katie Nichol

The perfume and cosmetics packaging event is gearing up for its 10th edition in 2014, which is taking place on 5-6 February and is set to play host to over 200 exhibitors including Albéa, Gerresheimer and Mega Airless.

All rise for the all-rounder: Versatility boosts aerosol market

All rise for the all-rounder: Versatility boosts aerosol market

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

After  years  of  growth  the  international  aluminium  aerosol  can  industry achieved another production record of 6.93 billion cans in 2012, and with the pack's versatility the years to come will be positive too.

“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.

Uyuni salt lake’s water ‘eyes’ store these bacteria

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.

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