Sustainable Packaging

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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 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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5 innovative brands win Blue Beauty Awards at INNOCOS

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s INNOCOS event in Scottsdale, Arizona, the first Blue Beauty Award winners were announced, recognizing cosmetics, personal care, and wellness brands for business strategies and initiatives that have a positive environmental effect.

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The future of a Natura-Avon beauty powerhouse?

By Kacey Culliney

Natura & Co has finalised its Avon acquisition, creating a global pure-play beauty giant and direct-to-consumer leader – a mega-business it wants to use to fight the climate crisis, champion cruelty-free, female empowerment and local communities.

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Highlights from our 2019 coverage of the LATAM region

By Simon Pitman

It has been an interesting year in the Latin American region, with economic and political volatility, environmental issues and sustainability all underpinning what has happened in the beauty industry.

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What’s the big fuss about the circular economy?

By What’s the big fuss about the circular economy?

As beauty and personal care manufacturers and suppliers raise the bar on sustainability, the circular economy is a phrase that is popping up with increasing frequency? But what is it and what does it mean to the industry.

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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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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...

The five biggest trends at in-cosmetics Latin America 2019

The five biggest trends at in-cosmetics Latin America 2019

By Simon Pitman

The Latin American market for beauty and personal care has seen huge strides in both innovation and growth. And although it is not a world leader in trends, there is still plenty going on to keep the industry busy.

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...

Indie Beauty Expo New York City 2019, in photos

Indie Beauty Expo New York City 2019, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The newly revamped Indie Beauty Expo opened and closed its doors in New York City recently, dedicated solely to indie beauty brands and suppliers. In this photo gallery we bring you some of the brand innovation highlights.

Cosmoprof North America 2019, in photos

Cosmoprof North America 2019, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The biggest B2B beauty industry event in the Americas closed its doors on Tuesday, and here we bring you some of the highlights of the show in photo gallery form, including the discovery seconds, the new Cosmopack section, the Cosmoprof Factory and some...

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Croda commits to cutting greenhouse gases

By Simon Pitman

Croda International says it is committing to reducing its greenhouse gases for its worldwide operations in line with its Science Based Targets initiative.

Inaugural Unfiltered Experience, in photos

Inaugural Unfiltered Experience, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team was at the first ever Unfiltered Experience in Las Vegas this weekend. And we captured some of the highlights from the event in this photo gallery.

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Albéa publishes a first sustainability report

By Deanna Utroske

This month the beauty packager published an 18-page report outlining the company's past, current, and future approach to environmental sustainability and, as part of the document, laid out 5 ways that Albéa is working toward a circular approach to...

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L’Oréal invests in biotech plastics recycling initiative

By Deanna Utroske

Yesterday, the beauty maker announced its minority stake investment in Carbios, a green chemistry company working to solve environmental sustainability problems in manufacturing. The funds will help the company move its PET recycling technologies closer...

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Tom’s of Maine to launch fully recyclable toothpaste tube in 2020

By Deanna Utroske

Colgate, the brand’s parent company, announced yesterday that a new tube design has been recognized for its recyclability by the APR. The company intends to update Tom’s toothpaste tubes next year and all Colgate owned brands’ toothpaste tubes with 100%...

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ADF&PCD New York Innovation Awards accepting entries

By Deanna Utroske

The annual packaging awards event for fragrance, personal care, cosmetics, and aerosol products coincides with the ADF&PCD tradeshow. The show and awards celebration will take place in mid-September. And in preparation, the event organizers are accepting...

Silgan Dispensing works to make fragrance packaging faster and greener

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Silgan Dispensing works to make fragrance packaging faster and greener

By Deanna Utroske

At Luxe Pack New York this month, Cosmetics Design caught up with Anne Echard, global product manager of fragrance at Silgan Dispensing, to learn how the manufacturer is helping customers get custom packaging to market more quickly and offer recyclable...

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