Packaging

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Results from UN INC-4 negotiations on a global plastics treaty

By Cassandra Stern

The fourth session of the UN Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee advanced the draft text for a global treaty on plastic pollution, emphasizing sustainable packaging and waste management, critical for cosmetics and personal care manufacturers.

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Combating biodiversity loss through ethical ingredient sourcing

By Cassandra Stern

The climate crisis continues to impact biodiversity loss. As a significant materials consumer and waste producer, the beauty industry has the potential to significantly impact preservation efforts by implementing sustainable processes in ingredient sourcing....

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What it takes to get gender neutral beauty right

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

The gender-neutral skincare market has been one of fastest growing sub categories in recent years, but a flood of sophisticated and well curated brands means that competition is now tough in this space.

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Honoring eco-friendly action: About the 2023 Sustainable Beauty Awards

By Cassandra Stern

Categories for consideration include New Sustainable Products, Sustainable Ingredients, and more, and entries are open to ‘cosmetic & personal care brands, ingredient firms, packaging suppliers, retailers & distributors, NGOs, agencies and related...

2023 Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards Recap

2023 Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards Recap

By Cassandra Stern

From innovations in formulation and packaging design to hair care, skin care, and cosmetic products, this year’s 2023 Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Awards finalists and winners include a multitude of noteworthy products in the cosmetic and personal care finished...

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Oceanworks: ‘The demand for recycled ocean-bound plastic will grow’

By Cassandra Stern

Plastic Action Platform Oceanworks offers manufacturers and suppliers to the cosmetics and personal care product industries the opportunity to improve sustainability practices through reclaimed and recycled materials sourcing, its IMPAC+ plastic offsetting...

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Sulapac launches bio-based packaging material Sulapac Luxe

By Cassandra Stern

The novel bio-based material is ideal for luxury fragrance caps and other cosmetic and personal care product packaging options and offers brands the opportunity to switch to more environmentally friendly packaging without sacrificing quality or functionality,...