THE WHAT? Elemis has partnered with Morro-owner, Xampla to develop plastic-free, bio-degradable sample sachets.
THE DETAILS The duo is hoping to turn leftover plant waste from cosmetics ingredients used in Elemis’ products into biofilm. The project is supported by a grant co-funded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council and Innovate UK.
THE WHY? The collaboration is aimed at replacing single-use sachets used to package samples of its skin care products.
Oriele Frank, Co-Founder, Chief Product and Sustainability Officer at ELEMIS said, “Elemis continues to innovate and investigate new ideas, and partners wherever possible with organisations that can help move the dial on key environmental or social challenges. What we find so exciting about this project with Morro is how utilising waste from left-over plant material can potentially tackle one of our key packaging dilemmas too.
“This project further reflects our commitment to finding new opportunities to have a positive impact on planet and people throughout our value chain.”