Leoplast, the Italian specialist of botanical-derived packaging for decorative cosmetics, has decided to marry cardboard and bioplastics, two renewable raw materials, to design a line called Compostable Make Up.
The cardboard was chosen for the base and the cover while the plant-derived plastic forms the internal mechanism and the cups containing the powders. This results in 100% plant-derived and biodegradable packaging.
“Cardboard is a material immediately recognizable by the consumer. Compared to our 100% VegetalPlastic versions, which look like traditional plastic, it also allows the use of a greater area for printing decoration. Another advantage is that it is a lightweight material thus leading to significant weight gain,” says Marie-Laure Viellard, PR and communication manager at the Leoplast Group.
These packages are approved for use in Ecocert Greenlife certified natural and organic products.
- CARDBOARD Family – Standard items to be custumised(PDF-Download)
- Cellulose based RESIN MAKE UP Range (from wood pulp) (PDF-Download)
- POLILACTIC ACID Product Range (from plant sugars) (PDF-Download)
Source: premiumbeautynews, 2011-03-13.