Field research on tobacco takes Metabolix one step further in its quest to design non-food crops that produce plastic resins for use in cosmetic and food packaging.
When it comes to environmentally friendly packaging some of the most important savings are being missed through poor recycling options – and this applies to all plastics bio- and fossil fuel-based.
Corn starch-based Bioplastics have proved increasingly popular for eco-friendly personal care packaging, but now researchers are investigating ways to enhance potato starch for this purpose.
French companies have a lot to offer the US in terms of green packaging, according to French business development agency Ubifrance.
A plastic tube incorporating a permanently attached closure, which could save up to 40 per cent in material weight, has been awarded prototype tube of the year.
Taxing virgin PET is one of the best ways to get companies to move over to using recycled material for plastic packaging, according to a green chemist.
Telles has collaborated with plastics molder Nypro to develop its next generation of injection molding bioplastic, suitable for a wider range of applications.
Creative ideas for refillable beauty packages have great potential for companies looking to improve their green credentials, says a packaging design expert.
Cosmetics companies should avoid using degradable additives in PET packaging until four key questions can be answered, warns the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR).
Diamond Packaging has earned Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody (FSC) certification from the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program.
Diamond Packaging has turned to wind power, weight loss and recyclable materials to create a greener package for Highland Lilac Perfume.
The Estee Lauder-owned natural beauty brand Origins is introducing a scheme to recycle all of the packaging for its range of cosmetic products, together with those of competitors.
NatureWorks has insisted that there are no technical barriers to the sorting and separating of polylactic acid (PLA) bottles for recycling.
Luxury and sustainability may appear irreconcilable but beauty packaging firms are working on ways to combine the two concepts.
Sustainability can be expensive but leaders in the beauty packaging industry claim they cannot afford not to go green.