Sustainable Packaging

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.

Uyuni salt lake’s water ‘eyes’ store these bacteria

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.

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