Towards a circular economy within the fragrance & cosmetics industry
It’s no longer about harvesting ingredients, producing then throwing away: now resource use is optimised to reduce the environmental impact. The challenge is to reinvent uses and the value of plastic packaging.
This method could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 60%.
The circular economy strikes as THE solution as a driver of innovation for meeting not only the industry’s specific criteria but also clients’ aspirations.
A process which is of increasing interest to consumers since, according to the survey by The Pull Agency in the UK:
- 88% would like to make sustainable purchases
- 45% look out for recycling symbols
- 15% want in-store refills to reuse packaging
Among the solutions in this regard, here are a few initiatives for tackling the environmental challenges:
- Fewer fossil fuel-derived materials: paper tubes and plant-based bottles for example. Find out more: https://www.albea-group.com/en-gb/article/la-roche-posay-cardboard-tube
- Upcycling – recovery and use of Co-products: spent coffee grounds, “upcycled” ingredients, etc. Find out more: https://www.cosmeticsdesign-asia.com/Article/2021/04/07/Recycled-coffee-Hug-Browne-outlines-crowdfunding-NPD-in-bid-to-cultivate-sustainable-beauty-habits-among-Japanese-consumers?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS
- Refills and bulk: reused container for fragrances, shower gels, cosmetics and so on. Find out more: https://www.lesechos.fr/weekend/mode-beaute/le-vrac-emballe-la-cosmetique-1295586
What about you? What initiatives have you got?