Ahead of World Oceans day on Saturday 8 June, Cosmetics Business explores ways that beauty brands are tackling plastic pollution
As consumer concern over plastic waste and ocean health gains momentum, the beauty industry has gone from strength to strength in tackling the problem in recent months.
In no particular order, here are our top ten picks from the last year...
Currently standard black bottles cannot be detected by infra-red light which is absorbed by black carbon pigment.
In 2018, the European Parliament voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union to stop pollution of the oceans.
New partnership will see L’Occitane use entirely recycled and recyclable plastic for its packaging.
Terracycle aims to tackle the plastic pollution problem by convincing beauty giants and start-ups to makeover their packaging into reusable alternatives.
In association with CEW UK, Cosmetics Business chats to Vasiliki Petrou, Executive VP at Unilever Prestige, to discover little known facts about the beauty industry.
Single use wet wipes are responsible for 93% of fat bergs in the UK.
Plastic Odyssey is developing low-tech and open-source solutions to either turn plastic waste into a resource at a local scale or to reduce our global plastic footprint.
The brand’s CEO says the industry is one of the “worst offenders” when it comes to the over-use of non-recyclable packaging.
Cosmetics Business finds out the brands that are tackling one of the beauty industry’s biggest environmental downfalls.