Regulations & Certifications

Eva Lagarde
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New EU rules to reduce, reuse and recycle packaging

On Wednesday 24th April 2024, The European parliament adopted new measures to make packaging more sustainable and reduce packaging waste in the EU. The regulation, which aims to tackle constantly growing waste, harmonise internal market rules and boost the circular economy, was approved with 476 votes in favour, 129 against


Eva Lagarde
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A new tool to asses risk related to container/content interaction in cosmetics

CosmetoPack® is launching SafePAC, a new web application for risk assessment of container/content migration in cosmetics. The consortium is looking for new partners to co-fund the tests that will feed SafePAC with new data.  Intended to all players in the cosmetics industry - manufacturers of raw materials, packaging, cosmetic


Eva Lagarde
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The PPWR and its impact on packaging for the cosmetics industry

In a recent interview with Gilles Swyngedauw, VP CSR at Albéa Cosmetics & Fragrance, we uncovered the new Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste and its impact on beauty products. The European Commission is setting new EU-wide rules on packaging (as first published its proposal on 30th November 2022) ,” to


Eva Lagarde
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Refillable Beauty, just a faff or here to stay?

Refillables are already a market requirement in France, and need to be accounted for, as soon as 2024. Companies will need to report it to the government agency. It will also most certainly come into force into the next PPWR - Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation - that will be


Eva Lagarde
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Refillable Beauty 2023 - part 4 - Regulations

The report is released in several parts (for a digestible reading) * Introduction and Definitions - HERE * Market Figures - HERE * Consumer Expectations and Behaviours - HERE * Regulations - HERE * Brands Innovations in 2022/23 - HERE * Brands Case Studies: * ArtDeco - Refillable Native Beauty Brand - HERE * Pharma-Recharge - a


Eva Lagarde
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Packaging sorting info applicable to cosmetics

Here in this article, we detail the compulsory Sorting Information in France. These rules must be applied to all packaging of all products sold on French ground. This report is supported by content from CITEO. AGEC LAW MAJOR DATES (Loi Anti-Gaspillage et Economie Circulaire), the first of its kind in


Sarah Derdouri
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The French regulatory framework for green claims

Protecting consumers against greenwashing is a priority for European and French legislators. Although European authorities are working on a single framework, currently there is not yet a specific regulation for green claims in the European Union. That’s why each Member State can have its own specificities. In France, two


Claudie Guérin - Arcade Beauty
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How Science Based Targets can help set clear targets for the reduction of carbon emissions

According to a Quantis report on the future of beauty, 65% of consumers are interested in reducing their environmental footprint. This picture was taken in 2020, chances are that this figure has increased since! Environmental footprint is a very broad term though. What does it really mean, and how can


Maggie Spicer
Members Public

Everything You Need to Know About The US Green Guides

The Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (known commonly as the “Green Guides”) is the set of guidelines established by the US Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) to help marketers avoid claims that are unfair or deceptive.


Olivia Santoni
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UK Environmental Claims Legislative and Regulatory Landscape

As we shift towards a circular economy and a more environmentally conscious consumer, the demand for products that have a lesser or even beneficial impact on the planet has dramatically increased. Whilst this is a change for good, some ‘green claims’ practices have led to  greenwashing and misleading claims. The


Eva Lagarde
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European Green Deal: Putting an end to wasteful packaging, boosting reuse and recycling

Today, the Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules on packaging, to tackle this constantly growing source of waste and of consumer frustration. On average, each European generates almost 180 kg of packaging waste per year. Packaging is one of the main users of virgin materials as 40% of plastics and


Eva Lagarde
Members Public

Packaging Regulations - Europe

Towards more sustainable packaging… In the current presentation we will focus on the legal aspects of packaging and recycling. We will mostly focus on the European and French market as an example of what could come in the future for packaging regulations. And also these regulations will apply to your