In search of sustainability, La Roche-Posay launches first cardboard-based tubes

In search of sustainability, La Roche-Posay launches first cardboard-based tubes

By launching the first cosmetic tubes integrating a part of cardboard, the L’Oréal group brand name is progressing towards its goal of dramatically minimizing its environmental impact. Created in collaboration with Albéa, this world initially enables a remarkable reduction of the plastic web content in the packaging, along with a significant reduction of the carbon impact. The brand name has additionally checked that the item formula is safe for aquatic ecosystems, while optimizing its performance, especially versus UVA rays.
Available from Might in France, Anthelios’ new moisturizing sunscreen body lotion (Anthelios is La Roche-Posay array dedicated to secure the skin against the harmful results of sunrays), intends to safeguarding both the skin and also the atmosphere, with an eco-designed product packaging and an innovative solution.

Cardboard-based tube
By incorporating cardboard, this brand-new tube reduces by 45% the amount of plastic required for its manufacture contrasted to a traditional tube. Fruit of the worldwide partnership revealed last October between L’Oréal and also Albéa, the international leading distributor of product packaging remedies for beauty items, this brand-new generation of tubes was developed as an option to the various options presently made use of for aesthetic items.

” We have adapted our manufacturing procedure to integrate this new modern technology, replacing part of the plastic in television with cardboard. This is a first,” commented Barbara de Saint-Aubin, Handling Supervisor at Albéa Tubes Europe.

While not recyclable (in fact most tubes aren’t), these new packs allow substantial environmental gains. In order to analyze the effect of the brand-new Anthelios 200 ml tubes, La Roche-Posay and also Albéa have actually conducted a first life cycle evaluation. The outcomes show that the tubes’ carbon impact is “the lowest in their group”.

” The launch of these really initial Anthelios tubes to include cardboard represents a vital action in our quest to reduce the ecological impact of product packaging. We plan to extend this speculative modern technology to other famous items of the brand name and also to supply it in as lots of nations as feasible,” claimed Laetitia Toupet, International General Manager of La Roche-Posay.

Other eco-responsible cosmetic tube solutions already exist, including mono-material tubes, occasionally recyclable, tubes made from post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR) or from bioplastics. However this new solution permits La Roche-Posay to progress rapidly towards their goal to dramatically decreasing making use of virgin plastics in their products by replacing them with recycled materials. In 2020, La Roche-Posay will pass the 25% mark of recycled plastic (10 times greater than in 2018). The brand name’s passion is to boost this percentage to 70% by 2025, the matching of 10,000 tonnes of virgin plastic saved in 5 years.

Since 2012, the brand name has actually additionally focused on minimizing the weight of its tubes to reduce using plastic. In 2020, all large format bottles will certainly have their weight reduced by 10%.

Protecting the skin as well as the aquatic atmosphere
Along with these product packaging developments, La Roche-Posay is likewise devoted to making sure the safety and security of their formulas for aquatic environments. Anthelios formulas have actually been evaluated in fresh and also salt water on a depictive sample of marine microorganisms. The laboratory for that reason gotten in touch with specialists from the Monaco Scientific Facility (CSM) to define new evaluation criteria, notably on the influence of sun block products on reefs.

These environmental worries do not interfere with the brand’s efforts to shield the skin. Undoubtedly, the brand-new Anthelios cream is based upon the new trademarked Netlock technology, developed by L’Oréal’s research, hence boosting defense versus UVA rays thanks to an ultra-resistant water, sweating and sand evidence formula.

With this brand-new product, La Roche-Posay is as a result continuing their journey towards the extreme reduction of their environmental impact. The brand name, which accomplished carbon neutrality for its French factory in 2018, already announced that other initiatives based upon using paper or cardboard are currently being evaluated.