As Plastic Free July begins around the world, the business continues to use its unique insight and expertise to help personal care brands and manufacturers address the problem of plastic pollution. We’ve increased support for customers and their eco goals by improving production, featuring less packaging, and leading the way on the eco-innovation front.
Plastic Free July is a global movement that aims to unite and educate about the effects of single-use plastics and how to get by living without them. Using a range of collective resources and determination, the movement advocates working together to make our communities cleaner, safer, and more enjoyable.
We’ve successfully launched our first solid conditioning bar in the past two years. In addition to our established melt and pour range, the bar is a ready-made solid conditioner base designed to help consumers reduce plastic containers and use less water during hair washing.
Earlier this year, we also launched Syndopour 200-MB, a revolutionary syndet melt and pour base. Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified, the syndet base is ultra-mild and 100% soap-free, dermatologically tested to give formulators and manufacturers the ability to create a variety of mild, pH-balanced hair, body, and facial bars. The innovative product is designed to help consumers conserve water and reduce their carbon footprint. Requiring less water as part of its formulation, resultant bars are kinder for the environment and last longer than liquid soaps, reducing the need for single-use plastic packaging. The original solid-state further reduces environmental impact, being more accessible to store and transport than liquid soap formats.
Our recently appointed sustainability manager, Marie Maisonnette, has had a significant impact on helping us to understand the environmental effects and how our processes can change how our products are formulated and manufactured to impact the planet positively.