Cosmetics companies can do much more for sustainability, Organic Monitor
As the dust settles from the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris, the organisers claim that cosmetic companies need to look beyond green formulations and embrace sustainable packaging.
Integrated tube and closure has pricing and ecological advantages
Material savings, which can lower the price as well as reduce the environmental impact of a product, were the motivation for Plasticum's new integrated tube and closure solution.
Greentech urges cosmetics industry to increase ethical ingredients sourcing
Active ingredients producer Greentech has urged the cosmetics industry to establish long term relationships and to ensure respect is given to any local environments affected by its sourcing activities.
Communicating sustainability to consumers can require a different sort of conversation than the traditional one taken when advertising new products or launches, according to L’Oreal.
Procter & Gamble unveils long-term sustainability vision
As part of big plans to reduce its carbon footprint, P&G wants to power all its production plants with renewable energy and its packaging and products to be made from renewable or recyclable materials.
Sustainability is undoubtedly today’s business buzzword and consumer facing industries such as the cosmetics and personal care sector are particularly implicated. But, what changes should cosmetics players make to their manufacturing and formulations,...
Sustainability… blah, blah, blah!
The issue of sustainability seems to have gone in to overdrive for the cosmetics industry in recent years, but are businesses running before they can walk?
Sustainability is undoubtedly today’s business buzzword and consumer facing industries such as the cosmetics and personal care sector are particularly implicated. But, although consumers are increasingly aware of the concept, are they prepared to make...
P&G uses sugarcane-based plastic to package leading brands
Leading products from Procter & Gamble (P&G) will hit the shelves early next year packaged in sugarcane-based plastic.
Dr Straetmans signs distribution agreement with Beraca
Germany-based cosmetics ingredients supplier Dr Straetmans has signed an agreement to become the exclusive distributor of Beraca’s functional ingredients in Austria and Germany.
Where is the voice of reason in re-formulation for safety and sustainability?
This year’s industry events saw a flurry of green surfactants, non-nano inorganic UV filters and petrolatum alternatives, all accompanied by claims of their mild, sustainable and generally friendly nature.
P&G launches environmental sustainability scorecard for suppliers
Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has launched the Supplier Environmental Sustainability Scorecard - a tool that aims to measure and improve the environmental performance of its key suppliers.
MWV to produce packaging for L’Oreal hair care brand
MeadWestvaco (MWV) has signed an agreement with cosmetics giant L’Oreal to produce the packaging for its Garnier Nutrisse Hair Coloration line.
L’Oreal underlines plans for future sustainable development
L’Oreal has been acknowledged for its efforts on sustainable development several times in the past year and its recently published annual report stresses how this area will continue to be a core focus for the business.
Casino own brand personal care will switch to sustainable palm oil
France’s Groupe Casino has pledged to move to sustainable palm oil in its own brand personal care ranges, while cutting the oil completely in its food products.
French government minister joins in-cosmetics’ biodiversity roundtable
A biodiversity roundtable at the upcoming in-cosmetics show in Paris will feature the French secretary of state for ecology, Chantal Jouanno amongst its panel of experts.
Seminar tackles sustainability issues for self-adhesive labels
The global self adhesive label association, FINAT, recently held a seminar in Barcelona to tackle key issues in this important sector, including sustainability.
Key cosmetics players point to sustainability as way out of recession
Following a succession of weak financial results some, of the biggest players in the personal care industries are pointing to sustainability measures as a means of exiting the recession.
Environmental group praises L'Oreal on sustainbility
The Global Canopy Foundation has referred to the personal care industry as a frontrunner in its Forest Footprint Disclosure review and noted L'Oreal as 'best performer'.
The wider picture on sustainability
Everyone is talking about sustainability these days, but jumping on this wagon without considering the broader implications can lead to trouble.
Cosmetics industry called on to help protect biodiversity
The cosmetics and fashion industries have been called upon to help preserve the world’s biodiversity at a two day event organised by the United Nation’s Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Hugo Fragrances launches sustainability initiative for Amazon Rainforest
Procter & Gamble brand Hugo Fragrances has launched its ‘One fragrance, One Tree' initiative which aims to fund an 800 hectare plantation (the equivalent of three Central Parks) in the Amazon rainforest.
Burgopak offers sustainable tree-free fibres for paperboard packaging
Tree-free fibres can now be incorporated into Burgopak’s paperboard packaging, following a partnership with US-based company Be Green Packaging.
French R&D initiative fosters eco packaging design
A French research and development project to help foster the design of environmentally-friendly plastic packaging has been initiated by Alcan Packaging Beauty.
Green packaging event hopes to promote US-Franco trade links
French companies have a lot to offer the US in terms of green packaging, according to French business development agency Ubifrance.
Beraca bags United Nations SEED award for sustainability
Brazil ingredients provider Beraca has secured a 2009 SEED Award for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development for its business project in Marajo Island.
Dupont uses packaging award to leverage sustainable business practices
The company is focusing on its Dupont Awards as a means of helping the personal care industry discover how packaging can be incorporated into a sustainable business strategy.
Being organic or natural won't necessarily make a product green
Contrary to popular belief, organic and natural cosmetic ingredients are not necessarily more environmentally friendly.
Aveda wins ‘cradle to cradle’ certification
Organic cosmetics company Aveda claims to be the first beauty company to earn ‘cradle to cradle’ certification.
Why no one is fooled by greenwashing
Trickery and lies are not uncommon in marketing but when selling sustainability bending and twisting the truth has become standard practice.
How ethical is the cosmetics industry? A new barometer may tell...
An initiative to determine the position of the industry and consumers on ethical matters will be launched at a conference in April.
Industry won't stray from sustainability despite recession, say beauty packaging leaders
Sustainability can be expensive but leaders in the beauty packaging industry claim they cannot afford not to go green.
PCD Congress exposes green contradictions
Sustainability was so high on the agenda at the PCD Congress in Paris last week that even the carpets and stands were green.
Ecoflation could hit companies hard in the future
Companies already struggling in the current economic climate will soon have to contend with a new phenomenon, ecoflation, according to a study by ATKearney.
Emballage 2008 to open doors in Paris
One of Europe’s leading packaging shows, Emballage 2008, is due to open its doors in Paris on November 17, highlighting some of the latest innovations for personal care.
Serdex secures membership with Ethical BioTrade
Active ingredients supplier Serdex says it has fulfilled the necessary requirements to make it the first member of the Union for Ethical BioTrade.
World Surfactants Congress will focus on sustainability
Scientists will gather in Paris this month at the World Surfactants
Congress (CESIO 2008) to share their latest research on
Cosmetochem offers sustainable Australian botanicals
Ingredients supplier Cosmetochem is the latest in a growing number
of companies to offer sustainably sourced ingredients that promise
to bring benefits to the indigenous communities.
Weleda executives explain green challenges and plans
Growing concern about global warming and ecological issues is
prompting consumers to seek out cosmetics that are both natural and
environmentally-friendly. CosmeticsDesign.com spoke to Weleda
executives to explore the challenges that...