As a global leader in cosmetics and a Group that is committed to sustainable packaging, L’Oréal teamed up with environmental consultancy Quantis to co-found the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for Cosmetics (SPICE). This initiative is designed to help the industry to commit to more responsible packaging and to improve environmental performance across the entire packaging value chain.
In October 2017, we signed a partnership agreement with Carbios, a pioneering green chemistry company specialised in bioplastics, to create a consortium for recycling plastics using enzymatic bioprocesses on an industrial scale. In 2019, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe joined L’Oréal in the consortium and L’Oréal invested in Carbios’ capital.
In October 2020, L’Oréal, in partnership with LanzaTech and Total, announced a world first: the production of the first cosmetic plastic bottle made from industrial carbon emissions.
On June, 2021, L'Oréal announced the realization of the first cosmetic bottle made from plastic entirely recycled using Carbios’ enzymatic technology and aims to put into production the bottles based on this disruptive innovation in 2025. Biotherm would be the first of the Group’s brands to launch a product in this bottle of the future.
L’Oréal has also partnered with LOOP Industries and Purecycle to develop innovative new recycling processes.
What’s more, L’Oréal is actively involved in the work of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and is a partner of the New Plastics Economy initiative. L’Oréal is also a signatory of the Foundation’s Global Commitment. These partners will help us achieve our ambitious goals regarding responsible packaging.