Design to reuse should be prioritised as a sustainable beauty strategy because its overall positive impact far outweighs working with reduced or recyclable materials, according to European researchers.
UK retail giant Tesco has extended its partnership with TerraCycle spin-off Loop to roll out in-store dedicated fixtures offering a range of consumer goods in durable, waste-free packaging designed to be returned, industrially cleaned and reused.
A robust global recycling market is a long way off and will need favourable macro-economic changes, fast-paced industry innovation and wider engagement from all stakeholders in the supply chain, says the CEO of TerraCycle.
Personal care major Unilever is ramping up its refill and reuse trials in UK retailers, adding a ‘return on the go’ system for convenient in-store collection and return of pre-filled stainless-steel bottles across key brands.
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.
Consumers are edging deeper into the idea of durable and reusable formats, presenting key opportunities for cosmetic and personal care innovation, says the business development manager at TerraCycle Europe.