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July 2021

New Nivea bio-based jars for the cosmetics mass market

New Nivea bio-based jars for the cosmetics mass market Jars for day and night creams in the NIVEA® Naturally Good face care range are packaged in jars with the same look and feel as virgin plastic, but with 41g less virgin plastic per jar, equating to a reduction of 266 tons of fossil-based virgin plastic per year, according to Beiersdorf. The packaging is based on the principle of mass balancing, in accordance with the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification sc...
July 2021

Online shopping is booming. Start-ups have a few ideas to make it more sustainable.

The pandemic set off a surge in online shopping — and with it an avalanche of cardboard boxes and home deliveries. Now a crop of start-ups is focused on making e-commerce more sustainable by reimagining the disposable box, delivery conventions and mailing schedules. One such service, Olive, being rolled out Wednesday by Jet.com co-founder Nathan Faust, is partnering with more than 100 major retailers, including Anthropologie, Paige, Ray-Ban and Ugg, to consolidate home deliveries in...
July 2021

Ecoresponsible cosmetic packaging: very well, but how?

If no one can deny that all issues related to cosmetic packaging have to do with ecodesign, brands are constantly faced with the same question: what is the most relevant solution? As real pathfinders, Pascal Brousse and Gérald Martines carried out a study, called Eco-Green Packaging, to explain the main parameters to take into account depending on the product and recommend a pragmatic, operational approach. As an introduction, the two experts warn about preconceived ideas. “Plastic...
June 2021

Lego replacing plastic packaging from 2021 amid £310m sustainable drive

Lego Group (LEGO) has announced plans to ditch plastic packaging by 2025 following calls from children to be more sustainable. The toy maker will be trialing recyclable paper bags from next year as part of its £310m ($400m) green initiative. We have received many letters from children about the environment asking us to remove single-use plastic packaging. We have been exploring alternatives for some time and the passion and ideas from children inspired us to begin to make the ...
May 2021

Sustainable Packaging Grows Into A New Plant

Single-use plastic continues to be one of the largest culprits in ocean pollution, just behind food and beauty products. Both industries make up an extra 50% of the world’s plastic waste problem. The Beauty and food industries are under pressure to create and use more sustainable packaging. However, improvements in sustainable packaging have been made globally, promoting both healthy food and lifestyle with sustainable living. Supermarkets are offering reusable glass bottles in exchange fo...
May 2021

Burger King® Brand to Pilot Reusable Containers

Burger King® restaurants are continuing efforts to minimize environmental impact across the globe by testing a new reusable packaging model that will help cut down onpackaging waste. The brand, as part of its Restaurant Brands for Good framework, has launched to pilot a closed-loop system with zero-waste packaging that can be safely cleaned and refilled to be reused, again and again. Starting in 2021, select Burger King® restaurants in New York City, Portland, and Tokyo will be ...
May 2021

Disposable Molded Pulp Tableware

The busy modern lifestyle, coupled with the emerging trend of takeout services in the catering industry, has promoted the global disposable tableware market’s growth. In particular, driven by the Internet, the takeout industry’s rapid development directly promotes the demand for disposable tableware to show leaping growth. According to MEITUAN financial report, in China, the consumption scale of takeout had reached 603.5 billion yuan in 2019 with a year-on-year increase of 30.8%; and...
May 2021

Plastic waste solutions hiding in plain sight: Single-use plastic product bans

More often than not, the most common, most hazardous and least-recyclable plastic products are also the most replaceable. I haven’t used wasteful products such as foam cups and containers, plastic shopping bags and disposable straws for years thanks to reusable alternatives. As a bonus, my reusable coffee cup with “The Bean” printed on the side from my favorite local shop on it and my Marvel-themed canvas shopping bags always receive compliments. The movement to phase out single...
May 2021

Advantages of RFID

While the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on retail, in many ways it simply accelerated a number of trends already in place. Add the increasing importance of RFID technology to that list, says MKM Partners. Analyst Roxanne Meyer writes that she has long argued that radio-frequency identification, which is often used for tracking purposes, is the key technology that separates the leaders in retail from the laggards. In the pandemic era, that thesis is all the more relevant, s...
April 2021

The importance of packaging: understanding what really attracts consumers

Unappealing packaging and labeling design may deter a consumer from choosing a product. If this happens often enough, this could cause asignificant decrease in sales for any company. Fortunately, we do have some data on what actually drives purchase decisions in the store. While there are many common packaging features that attract consumers, the method of choosing a product can be influenced by many different factors. Below are four common motivators consumers use to influence t...
April 2021

What’s your favorite way to reuse plastic bags?

13 Useful Things You Should Do With Your Old Grocery Bags Sitting on a huge stash of empty grocery bags? Learn over a dozen practical ways to reuse them here! In case you’re in a similar situation of sitting on a pile of empty grocery bags, I thought I’d freshen up that old post and share it with you today! These tips will make it easy to find all sorts of ways to put those plastic bags to good use! 1. Keep Your Hands Clean Pull a plastic bag over each hand to use the...
March 2021

Sustainability Trends

Sustainability Trends As we welcome the new decade, it’s time again for our experts’ New Year's Sustainability trend outlooks. We are now entering a decade that threatens great uncertainty as the window of opportunity to create a sustainable world, one in whichpeople everywhere can lead fulfilling lives on a healthy planet, seems narrower than ever before. Here, our experts have listed their Top Trends for industry professionals to have a close look at to help their organization be...