Packaging & Design

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New ownership for beauty packaging distributor TricorBraun

By Deanna Utroske

On Thursday, January 7, the global packaging company announced a definitive stock purchase agreement with Ares Management Corporation’s Private Equity Group and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board.

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Beauty makers and industry suppliers sign on to Golden Design Rules

By Deanna Utroske

The rules are an initiative of Canada – based Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Plastic Waste Coalition of Action. And already companies like Unilever, J&J, Henkel Canada, and Colgate-Palmolive are supporting the initiative, which aims to ensure “no plastic...

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Berlin Packaging invests further in Canadian beauty market

By Deanna Utroske

This month the Chicago-based supplier acquired Consolidated Bottle Corporation, a 110-year-old packaging business, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, serving pharma, cannabis, food and beverage makers, and the industrial market, as well as cosmetics and...

Timeless Skin Care teams up with TerraCycle

Timeless Skin Care teams up with TerraCycle

By Deanna Utroske

To make it easy for consumers to recycle plastic bottles for Timeless Skin Care’s most popular products, the brand has partnered on a mail back program with TerraCycle.

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A Big Step in a Better Direction: sustainable ecommerce packaging

By Deanna Utroske

In the cosmetics and personal care business today, DTC mailing and retail drop shipping are not uncommon, especially not since the Coronavirus pandemic. But sustainable beauty packaging remains elusive. Founders Rebecca Percasky and Kate Bezar believe...

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Is single-dose beauty packaging what retail needs to succeed?

By Deanna Utroske

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, beauty product testing was a mainstay of cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance retail. With stores starting to reopen in the Americas region, brands and retailers are looking for the right way to let shoppers test makeup...

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Is this a good time to educate beauty consumers about recycling?

By Deanna Utroske

Recycle BC, a non-profit based in British Columbia, thinks so. The organization headed up by Tamara Burns just launched a campaign encouraging consumers to tour their own homes and spot any otherwise-overlooked recyclable packaging.

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2020 Good Housekeeping Sustainability Awards open for entries

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the Good Housekeeping Institute began accepting submissions for its now annual awards program. This year the Institute will recognize sustainable packaging innovation in four industries: home care and cleaning, toys, food, and beauty and personal...

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Expo Pack Mexico 2020 almost sold out

By Simon Pitman

The organizers of the 2020 Expo Pack Mexico event, to be held at Expo Santa Fe, Mexico City, June 2 – 5, say that the event is proving highly popular and that exhibition space is selling out fast.

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Dove takes a new approach to plastic packaging

By Deanna Utroske

The Unilever brand announced its new No | Better | Less Plastic framework recently and is moving forward with new beauty packaging initiatives that will remove over 20,000 metric tons of virgin plastic from the brand’s supply chain.

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Editor's Spotlight

2019 Good Housekeeping Sustainable Packaging Award winners announced

By Deanna Utroske

At last week’s Raise the Green Bar sustainability summit in New York City, Birnur Aral and Carolyn Forté of the Good Housekeeping Institute announced the winners from indie, niche, and legacy brands in 9 categories across bath and body, makeup and skin...

5 top trends seen at MakeUp In New York 2019

5 top trends seen at MakeUp In New York 2019

By Deanna Utroske

At last week’s tradeshow, international beauty packagers, brush makers, contract manufacturers, and more, were showcasing their latest and most innovative solutions for cosmetics and personal care industry insiders. Cosmetics Design was there, and here...