Today the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the UN Environment Programme release the first New Plastics Economy Global Commitment progress report, showcasing their signatories’ efforts to combat plastic waste and pollution.
One year ago, in October 2018, Albéa was the first cosmetic packaging company to sign the Global Commitment. We are proud to be among the hundreds of signatories who contribute to its ambitious 2025 objectives towards a circular economy for plastics. This in effect commits Albéa to making 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, as well as reducing plastic usage where relevant and including Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) resins where possible.
In the course of one year, we have tripled our responsible packaging offering; we have joined the SPICE initiative that brings together players from the cosmetics industry to shape the future of sustainable packaging; we have published our first, voluntary Sustainable Development Report; we have announced a breakthrough co-development with L’Oréal; our Greenleaf II laminate tube has been certified by the APR (Association of Plastic Recyclers); and we have engaged our stakeholders in a conversation on circular beauty.
These initiatives demonstrate our company’s vision for Responsible Packaging: we will make our packaging solutions circular while ensuring they are safe for all and have a minimum impact on the environment. This in turn translates into five priorities: to reduce, to reuse, to recycle, to include PCR and bio-based plastics.
All Albéa’s leading product categories, from tubes to makeup packaging via fragrance and lotion pumps, now have innovation roadmaps to ensure we deliver on our commitment to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, our stakeholders and the planet. Because we believe in providing expertise and guidance to all our customers to help them reach their sustainability goals.
Gilles Swyngedauw, Vice-President CSR, Innovation & Marketing of Albéa, explains: “Albéa’s commitment to sustainability goes back 15 years and is reflected in our broad range of responsible packaging solutions. The focus until recently was on eco-designing lighter packaging, with less plastic and more Post-Consumer Recycled resins.
Today we are accelerating development of recyclable and reusable packaging that contribute to circularity. By partnering with our customers, suppliers and all our stakeholders, we demonstrate our commitment to building circular packaging for tomorrow.”
We want to contribute to building a circular economy where plastics never becomes waste. Let’s act together to make this happen.
Albea's POM-free fragrance pumps
Albéa manufactures environmentally-friendly fragrance pumps with no POM. This push to remove Formaldehyde-based material as POM (Polyacetal) from fragrance pumps is the concrete action of the Albéa group towards sustainability and the production of responsible packaging.
Albéa and Erpro 3D Factory collaborate for creativity and customization at industrial scale
Albéa has announced the launch of a global business partnership with leading 3D technology innovation start-up Erpro 3D Factory. This partnership will allow Albéa and Erpro 3D Factory to offer industrial series of fully personalized cosmetic packaging solutions, in yet-unseen creative shapes.
Albéa's APR-compliant recycling-ready tube for oral care & other applications
Albéa's second-generation Greenleaf tube has passed successfully the two tests set by the US-based Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) to assess recycling-readiness. Greenleaf tubes are patented all-plastic laminate tubes for oral care as well as personal care and OTC pharma brands.
L'Oréal and Albéa develop a breakthrough innovation for cosmetic packaging: a paper-based tube
As part of their partnership for responsible packaging innovation, L’Oréal and Albéa have announced the development of a breakthrough innovation for cosmetic packaging. The two companies have invented the first carton-based cosmetic tube, where plastic is for the most part replaced with a bio-based and certified paper-like material.
Albéa unveils its first Sustainable Development Report
Albéa is proud to unveil its first Sustainable Development Report. Albéa's commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility goes back 15 years and is widely recognized by its customers and partners, as well as third-party experts such as EcoVadis and CDP. This voluntary report aims at sharing our new Sustainability strategy, which comprises three missions.
PCR tube packaging for on-the-go surfers
Using 100% mineral filters, formulas are free from paraben, sulfate, silicone, and alcohol, protecting surfers’ skin while respecting the ocean. To protect this precious sunscreen formula, SeventyOne PerCent needed an easy-to-use – waterproof – and eco-designed packaging solution.
Albéa's Constellation mascaras
Reach for the stars with Constellation, Albéa’s new collection of mascara fiber brushes. Carefully put together by beauty packaging experts at the Albéa Tips Studio, based out of the Bottanuco (Italy) industrial facility, these innovative eyemakeup products empower brands to offer consumers the make-up look of the stars!
Reinventing packaging for e-commerce
Our society is undergoing a major transformation: the digital revolution. This technical evolution impacts ways of working, learning, living, interacting and consuming. More than half of all in-store purchase is influenced by digital commerce. Albéa leverages proven technical expertise to offer a wide range of e-commerce compliant dispensing and sealing solutions such as lockable pumps and caps.
Albéa Travel Designer develops unique partnership with skin care brand Skin&Co Roma
Albéa Travel Designer has developed a unique partnership with the skin care brand Skin&Co Roma to offer passengers the best experience in the air! Albéa Travel Designer facilitates a wide range of brand collaborations, focused primarily on authentic brands which can enhance the user experience.
MEA amenity kit by Albéa Travel Designer
Middle East Airlines is launching on board a new kit exclusively designed by Albéa Travel Designer. This design is an exclusive creation of Albéa Travel Designer for MEA. The modernity of the kit matches with the airline’s recent investment in keeping its fleet rejuvenated, constantly replacing older models with new generation, more fuel-efficient aircrafts.
Albéa manufactures the refillable and eco-designed packaging of Yves Saint Laurent Or Rouge
Designed as a jewel box containing the most precious of skincare creams, Yves Saint Laurent reinvents skincare with the Or Rouge range. As part of a sustainable approach, faithful to Yves Saint Laurent's commitment, Or Rouge has been designed as a luxurious refillable and recyclable case.
Albéa creates caps for Paco Rabanne's Pure XS For Her & Pure XS Men
Albéa has created the caps for Pure XS for Her and Pure XS Men from Paco Rabanne. For the Pure XS For Her Eau de Parfum Albéa created the delicate dark black varnish cap in copolyester and the golden snake in ABS on the sculptural glass bottle, and the black lacquered copolyester cap for Pure XS For Men Eau de Toilette.
Albéa presents its IOB kickstarter: The Onyx + make-up box
Albéa presents its innovative and collaborative offer "IOB Kickstarter", resulting from its Internet of Beauty (IOB) program, which helps brands to digitalize their products and interact with their communities. Developed in collective intelligence with CMSmartconnect - a start-up in consumer purchasing experience and marketing data collection / analysis; the "IOB Kickstarter" offer is available for beauty brands that want to instantly interact with their consumers through packaging linked to their digital adapted content.
Le Couvent des Minimes selects Albéa's XD11 Maximist pump
French Haute Parfumerie brand Le Couvent des Minimes has been reinventing itself since it was bought by cosmetic laboratory Filorga from L’Occitane group in 2017. With a new positioning as a niche yet accessible vegan fragrance brand, Le Couvent des Minimes renewed its brand image in a chic understated black & white visual universe. Le Couvent des Minimes selected Albéa’s XD11 Maximist pump for its new fragrance collections.
Sulwhasoo & Albéa's SP22 Panache Pulse
As the first airy, gently enveloping spray on the market, SP22 Panache Pump by Albéa was a packaging of choice for Sulwhasoo’s facial care serum mist. SP22 Panache Pulse spray releases an extremely fine mist, enriching consumers' beauty routines with a new gesture.
Albéa creates the pack of Lash Sensational Boosting Eyelash Serum from Maybelline NY
Albéa creates the mascara brush and packaging of the new Maybelline NY Lash Sensational Boosting Eyelash Serum. The brush, made of 100% cotton material, is perfect for a soft application of the boosting serum on lashes. The lightweight, glossy gel serum is effortlessly easy to apply with the soft cotton brush for maximum comfort. Apply twice a day, morning and evening before mascara application.
L'Occitane Iridescent hand cream
L’Occitane creates sensation with its Iridescent Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, a new addition to the brand’s hand care range. The laminated plastic tube optimally protects the freshness of the floral formula. Its small format (30ml) is easy-to-carry for a hydration break at any moment of the day. For this hand cream tube, L’Occitane selected the cold stamping holographic effect offered by Albéa.
Albéa chosen to produce pump for The Body KKW
Previously chosen for her Crystal Gardenia fragrance collection, this new fragrance from Kim Kardashian West decided to use a 100ml satin silver XD11 pump by Albéa to enhance the sophisticated fragrance. The XD11 pump is made by Albéa in Thomaston, the group’s center of excellence for fine mist in the Americas.
Albéa presents its Library of Turnkey Solutions at MakeUp In Paris
Albéa Beauty Solutions – the Albéa department which designs, develops and delivers cosmetic turnkey solutions for all beauty brands, both heritage and indie – presented its Albéa Library of Turnkey Solutions at MakeUp In Paris. The Library of Turnkey Solutions includes packaging + formulas for brands who want to launch fast.
- Jo Webb
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- Created 24 Oct 2019
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