Cosmetics packaging-green packaging for future cosmetics

Update:11-01-2020
Summary:

With the strengthening of environmental protection awar […]

With the strengthening of environmental protection awareness, the materials used in products from all walks of life have gradually become more environmentally friendly and green. So, what is the greening of cosmetic packaging?
For a cosmetic product, consumers are undoubtedly the product they are most concerned about; however, the packaging of the cosmetic product has actually gathered a lot of effort from the producer, and even the product price is not low. Taking 2015 as an example, the market size of China's cosmetics packaging industry is about 25.67 billion yuan. In the first quarter of 2016, the market size of China's cosmetics packaging industry reached 6.69 billion yuan, operating income was 5.46 billion, and total profits reached 330 million. According to the forecast of British business information consulting service company Visiongain: In 2016, the size of the international cosmetic packaging market is expected to reach 32.4 billion US dollars.
Traditional cosmetics packaging is mainly paper, plastic, glass, metal and so on. As the concept of green and environmental protection continues to gain popularity, the packaging of cosmetics has also begun to take on a “green style”. Various innovative environmentally friendly materials are constantly being applied to this industry.
PETG
A transparent, non-crystalline copolyester with glass-like transparency, gloss, chemical resistance, impact resistance, and recyclability. Has been used in perfume bottles, cosmetic bottles, lipstick tubes, cosmetic boxes, etc.
Bamboo Plastic
It uses bamboo fiber and bamboo powder as raw materials instead of logs and EPE foam as buffer and packaging materials. It can reduce the use of wood pulp and reduce the damage to forest trees; and the bamboo grows faster and it saves water during processing.
Bran paper
Use bran as raw material to replace equivalent wood pulp and reduce the use of wood. At the same time, the product can also have the color of natural bran, giving a more environmentally friendly feel.
Although new environmentally friendly materials are emerging and green cosmetics packaging is becoming mainstream, some companies have overpacked. This result will not only increase the cost of the product and the consumer's purchasing burden, but also cause a serious waste of resources. Even the use of environmentally friendly materials cannot make up for its lack of greenness.
Therefore, the green future of cosmetics packaging requires not only green materials, but also companies with green ideas, so that the entire cosmetic industry chain can be transformed to a greener direction.