Beauty Products Get Cradle-to-Cradle Paperboard Packaging


Photo credit: Chicago Paper Tube & Can Company

Beauty buffs can get green and gorgeous with less plastic in the mix with a new 100 percent paperboard packaging. Made by the Chicago Paper Tube & Can Company—and not to be confused with Varden's Ecopak—the EcoPak can directly house Shea butter, balms, solid perfumes, and oil-based products, without resorting to plastic or glass.

Photo credit: Chicago Paper Tube & Can Company

EcoPak was honored this past week with the 21st DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation's Noteworthy Accomplishment Award and it's easy to see why: The paperboard is made from up to 95 percent Forestry Stewardship Council-certified recycled materials, 80 percent of which comes from post-consumer content. In assembling the containers, water-based glues are used, along with soy inks for printing. Plus, the container itself is biodegradable and can be recycled, something that tends to be a tricky proposition with polypropylene plastics.

No pollutants are introduced into the air, water, or waste stream in the production process, according to the Chicago Paper Tube & Can Company. Does this sound too good to be true? We want to believe.

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