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Sustainable Packaging

Looking at related issues such as sustainability, environmental impact and marketing related to this fast growing and increasingly crucial area. Articles will also cover the latest developments in the types of packaging materials manufacturers are using, as well as considering the increasingly important area of recycling.

Unilever’s eco deodorant wins top DuPont Packaging Awards prize

27-May-2014 - A compressed deodorant design from Unilever scooped the top prize at the recent DuPont Packaging Awards, in a competition that was dominated by other categories.

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Consumers confused about what ‘green’ means, says Aveda

22-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics brands need to make it their mission to ensure that the word ‘green’ is used correctly and does not confuse consumers and lose its meaning, according to Estée Lauder’s...

Consumers must be educated to make cosmetics packaging sustainable

17-Apr-2014 - Educating consumers is the only way brand owners can ensure that cosmetic packaging reaches sustainability goals according to a Korean chemical manufacturer.

Green concerns gathering momentum for industry

27-Feb-2014 - Whether green is always best for the consumer and the environment will form the focus of this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, confirming the rising profile of green concerns within the...

Experts outline top four personal care packaging trends

21-Jan-2014 - Market researcher Smithers Pira has compiled four packaging trends it says brands need to know about to stay ahead of the curve as consumers continually change the way they view, interact with...

Pack Peek: New year, new packaging

15-Jan-2014 - So, here's the New year, well and truly under way. And, Cosmetics Design has taken at look at some of the new packaging in the cosmetics industry.

Brazil amongst top countries driving polyethylene growth

14-Jan-2014 - Growth of the packaging industry, particularly in Brazil is expected to augment the demand for polyethylene which is forecasted to reach 352.37 billion by 2019.

Pack Peek: December’s packaging innovations

18-Dec-2013 - Winter is in full swing now and the end of the year is upon us, but there has still been an array of new wrappings and packs in the cosmetics...

Leading cosmetics companies join sustainable bioplastic alliance

02-Dec-2013 - Two of the world’s top consumer goods firms, Unilever and Procter & Gamble, have joined forces with six other major companies to form a group which will promote the use...

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"The industry does not want to be caught with its' pants down," says sustainable expert

19-Nov-2013 - That expert is Chris Kilham, better known as the ‘Medicine Hunter’ whose life consists of venturing into the world’s wild vegetation zones to search for botanicals that may have therapeutic, nutritional...

Industry might see implications from Target's transparency rankings

30-Oct-2013 - As Target becomes the latest US retailer to commit to providing consumers with more information than ever on the health and environmental impact of the cosmetics they use, it could potentially mean that...

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Garnier USA wins sustainable beauty award

28-Oct-2013 - Organic Monitor has awarded Garnier their first ever annual Sustainability Pioneer award for their progress in becoming more environmentally friendly.

J&J launches program after only 20% of Americans found to recycle

22-Oct-2013 - The global personal care brand has launched a ‘care to recycle’ campaign in a bid to remind US consumers to recycle more toiletries after 7 out of 10 Americans admitted that...

Skin care influence good news for packaging firms as hair products demand protection

16-Aug-2013 - As the industry recovers from the recession and there is the promise of hair care product development fuelled by consumer demand, cosmetics packager Mega Airless is seeing demand in the...

Scientists find novel polymer to replace petroleum-based plastics

19-Jul-2013 - 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...

Low cost PET bottles to replace aluminium aerosols and transform the market

03-Jul-2013 - Aluminium cans used for aerosols containing shaving foam, hair mousse and sunscreen could be a thing of the past if Cambridge Consultants has its way, as the product development firm...

Waste not; want not – Garnier’s green garden made from beauty waste

19-Jun-2013 - The issue of sustainability never seems to be far from the minds of cosmetics manufacturers, and L’Oreal USA’s latest green goal has been realized as its Garnier subsidiary develops the...

Unilever’s sustainable deodorant pack push pays off

18-Jun-2013 - 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...

Differentiation is the big challenge to beauty packaging

23-May-2013 - 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....

Rexam purchase already paying dividends as ‘new’ Albéa offers complete solutions

22-May-2013 - The acquisition of Rexam’s Personal Care business, finalized at the start of the year, has allowed beauty packager Albéa to take on a new strategy and enhance its solutions for...

Wood be good as Technotraf to use Luxe Pack for new pack launch

18-Apr-2013 - Spanish manufacturer Technotraf has selected LuxePack New York as the platform through which to launch its wooden components for fragrance and cosmetics packaging onto the US market.

L’Oréal reiterates importance of sustainability AND safety of plastic packaging

23-Jan-2013 - Sustainable packaging has long been spoken about in the cosmetics industry and whilst one of beauty’s big players has pledged its commitment to the cause, L’Oréal has also reiterated the...

New metabolic pathway to provide more ecological packaging for the industry

25-Oct-2012 - Global Bioenergies (GB), one of the few companies developing processes to convert renewable resources through fermentation, says it has created a metabolic pathway to convert renewable resources to propylene, a main hurdle...

Colourants offer biggest hair care opportunity in developed markets

04-Sep-2012 - Hair colourants, conditioners and styling agents offer the best opportunities for hair care in the developed markets as the ‘affordable luxury’ trends picks up pace, according to market analyst Euromonitor.

Its all in the packaging: trends so far in 2012

09-Aug-2012 - From going green to virtual interactive elements, cosmetic brands are going above and beyond to stand out when it comes to its product's packaging - in light of this, Cosmetics Design takes a...

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