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Wednesday, April 20, 2022Packaging news

Six ecodesign projects for cosmetic packaging awarded by Citeo

Six projets d'écoconception des emballages cosmétiques primés par Citeo

Tubes, glass and plastic bottles, cardboard boxes… a large number of packaging items in the beauty and cosmetics sector are recyclable. But for others, solutions have yet to be found. This is the subject addressed by the six ecodesign projects that won the sectoral call for projects launched in January by Citeo and Adelphe.

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The six winning projects are organised around four key themes.

Plastic bottles with pump

Issue
To date, there is no easily deployable solution for making PET bottles with a pump recyclable. PE or PP bottles with a pump can be recycled, with areas for improvement depending on the type of pump used.

Solutions
• The Neo Pump project, by PRP Création, aims to develop reusable, monomaterial (PE or PP), recyclable pumps for skincare, make-up and hygiene products, produced in France, by eliminating the metal elements present.
• The Matrix project, by Elidose, intends to evaluate the relevance of developing a single-material cylindrical flexible packaging with dual functionality: that can be used as a single use, using less material than a standard reclosable tube, or as a refill in a glass or plastic pump bottle.

The samples

Issue
The sector is developing numerous samples for the general public, many of which are not recyclable. In addition, the Climate and Resilience Act is pushing to reinvent the way products are tested.

Solutions
• The Cosmépack project, by Lactips, aims to design samples that can be recycled in the paper and cardboard industry, using a natural polymer applied by complexing on paper and …

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