SPICE to Collectively Shape the Future of Sustainable Packaging

Recently, the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for Cosmetics came together to set a course for sustainable packaging policies.

The members of the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for Cosmetics (SPICE), founded by L’Oréal and the consulting firm Quantis, announced the launch of this initiative for the cosmetic industry. Essentially, the goal is to foster a more sustainable future in the beauty industry.

SPICE is comprised of 11 members including: Quantis, L’Oréal, Avon Products, Inc., Clarins Group, Coty Inc., L’Occitane en Provence, L’Oréal, LVMH, Shiseido, Sisley, as well as Cosmetic Valley (French “competitiveness cluster” for perfumes and cosmetics) and FEBEA (French Federation of Beauty Companies).

The crux of this initiative is to prepare the beauty industry for the future of technological advancements. Basically, these large corporations don’t want to be in a disadvantageous situation by becoming left behind in the technology race.

According to a press release by Quantis:

“These members will work together, guided by the sustainability experts at Quantis, to develop and publish business-oriented methodologies and data to support resilient decision making to improve the environmental performance of the entire packaging value chain. These developments will be the result of collective working sessions where members will share experience and knowledge for the benefit of the initiative and eventually to drive cosmetics packaging sustainability achievements on a grand scale.

More specifically, the work delivered from SPICE will help the cosmetics industry make significant progress in three key areas: 1) guiding sustainable packaging policy development based on robust and harmonized methodology, recognized by the sector; 2) driving packaging innovation based on objective eco-design criteria to progress towards more sustainable solutions; and 3) meeting consumers’ expectations by improving communication and providing more clarity on the environmental performance of products.

‘L’Oréal’s commitment to be a co-founder of SPICE was driven by the willingness to collectively share on sustainable development progress and to allow cosmetics industry players to work more effectively together,’ states L’Oréal’s Global Head of Packaging & Development Philippe Thuvien. ‘Beyond the development of a robust methodology of environmental footprint assessment, SPICE will ultimately increase the eco-design of our products and will provide the clarity consumers expect to help them make more sustainable cosmetic purchases,’ adds Philippe Bonningue, Head of Sustainable Packaging at L’Oréal.

To learn more about the SPICE initiative and how it will shape the future of cosmetics packaging, go to www.open-spice.com.”

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