Sustainability

GOJO announces 2020 sustainability objectives

GOJO announces 2020 sustainability objectives

By Deanna Utroske

The company’s five-year plan takes social, environmental, and economic issues into account and is a case in point of how one personal care company is setting goals to make sustainability happen.

ADF & PCD trades shows coming to New York in 2016

ADF & PCD trades shows coming to New York in 2016

By Deanna Utroske

The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design shows have run for more than a decade in Paris and are currently recruiting speakers for the inaugural US event. 

New packaging from reclaimed plastic

New packaging from reclaimed plastic

By Deanna Utroske

One social enterprise organization has masterminded a supply chain to keep discarded plastic from harming the environment by salvaging it to make new injection molded containers and other items.

Organics boosting beauty packaging sales in the US

Organics boosting beauty packaging sales in the US

By Lucy Whitehouse

Cosmetics and personal care packaging is enjoying sales growth in the US thanks to the rising consumer demand for organics, a new report by Transparency Market Research has revealed.

Packaging naturals for an upscale market

Part 1 of 2

Packaging naturals for an upscale market

By Deanna Utroske

Well ahead of any trend, Katharine L’Heureux, the enterprising founder of Kahina Giving Beauty, saw the opportunity to elevate natural skin care. She spoke with Cosmetics Design about distinctive packaging, where the naturals category is going, and how...

Cosmetics and Personal Care Packaging: material solutions

Part 1 of 4

Cosmetics and Personal Care Packaging: material solutions

By Deanna Utroske

The physical properties of packaging material can have as much to do with the success of a beauty product line as the formulation, distribution, and marketing do. Design expert Leslie Sherr weighs in on packaging material options.

Reducing waste with slimmer labels for personal care

Reducing waste with slimmer labels for personal care

By Deanna Utroske

A new partnership between labeling company Avery Dennison, WS Packaging Group, and OGX hair care aims to limit the energy and materials that go into product labels as well as the amount of subsequent waste.

Biodegradable beauty wipe alternatives

Biodegradable beauty wipe alternatives

By Deanna Utroske

Wet wipe makers are being urged to consider the post-consumer life of the product as buyer expectations and pollution figures mount.  

Art of Packaging Gala to honor MAC creative director

Art of Packaging Gala to honor MAC creative director

By Simon Pitman

This year's Art of Packaging gala will honor one of the boldest and most innovative names in the cosmetics industry - the creative director of MAC Cosmetics and Jo Malone Worldwide, James Gager.

Time for men’s grooming to stand out by going novel

Special Newsletter - Men's Grooming

Time for men’s grooming to stand out by going novel

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The importance of packaging in creating identity for men’s grooming means there is set standards for brands to conform to; but opportunities lie in standing out from the traditional offerings and communicating innovation.

Pack Peek gallery: News and updates from the beauty packaging world

Pack Peek Gallery

Pack Peek gallery: News and updates from the beauty packaging world

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Well 2015 seems to be passing by quite quickly, so here's some more announcements and highlights from the cosmetics packaging world, whether it be in masstige or prestige, fragrance, skin care, make-up, the list goes on. Browse the gallery to see...

Green concerns gathering momentum for industry

Green concerns gathering momentum for industry

By Lucy Whitehouse

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 industry.

Experts outline top four personal care packaging trends

Experts outline top four personal care packaging trends

By Michelle Yeomans

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 and discard their personal care products.

Latest cosmetics packaging innovations

Pack Peek: New year, new packaging

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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.

Pack Peek: December’s packaging innovations

Pack Peek: December’s packaging innovations

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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 industry. Here, Cosmetics Design delves into some of the latest personal care packs.

Industry might see implications from Target's transparency rankings

Industry might see implications from Target's transparency rankings

By Chris BARKER

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 some in the industry will have to step up their...

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

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

By Michelle Yeomans

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 they only recycle bathroom items every 1 in 5 instances.

Scientists find novel polymer to replace petroleum-based plastics

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...

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.

Differentiation is the big challenge to beauty packaging

Differentiation is the big challenge to beauty packaging

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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.

Asian cosmetics summit to tackle major ethical & ecological issues

Asian cosmetics summit to tackle major ethical & ecological issues

By Michelle Yeomans

According to Organic Monitor, the second Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit to be held in Hong Kong this November is to tackle some of the major ethical and ecological issues facing the industry in that region.

Developments in green packaging so far in 2012...

Developments in green packaging so far in 2012...

By Michelle Yeomans

As the packaging sector evolves, the industry continues to cross over to the greener side. In light of this, Cosmetics Design looks back over the year so far to note the progress brands have made in a goal to be more sustainable.

Elevance Renewable Sciences recieves EPA award

Elevance awarded green prize for its sustainable activity

By Michelle Yeomans

Elevance Renewable Sciences has been awarded the 2012 Presidential Green Challenge Award by the US Environmental Protection Agency for its production of “high performing, green specialty chemicals at advantageous costs.”