Sustainable Packaging

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.

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...

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