Sustainable packaging and regulations for skincare and beauty brands

by | Apr 4, 2024 | Compliance/Legislation, Podcast, Product Development & Manufacturing | 0 comments

If you’re a skincare or beauty brand owner you may have already heard of APCO, and if you’re just starting out then the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation is someone you should know more about. So for this week’s episode, I went straight to the expert – Renata Daudt from AWEN Consulting.
Renata gave me the low down on what the new sustainable packaging regulations could be, how they will impact beauty brands, and why it’s important to consider sustainability when designing your packaging.
Specifically, we delve into more of the following:
  • The critical role of sustainable packaging in reducing environmental impact, highlighting popular examples and innovative developments
  • Global regulatory shifts in sustainable packaging, particularly their impact on beauty brands
  • What is APCO and why it’s relevant for Australian skincare and beauty brands
  • How the Australasian Recycling Program (ARL) is simplifying recycling for consumers and its link to APCO
  • The importance of the 2025 National Packaging Targets in advancing sustainable packaging efforts and assessing progress
  • What’s next for sustainable packaging and the hurdles brands often face, including practical tips for brands to start their sustainability journey.
Sustainability is such a hot topic and one I know everyone (including me!) is keen to learn more about, so it was such a pleasure to have Renata on the podcast to share her insights.
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