China declares war on plastics; microbeads to be banned and retailers encouraged to reduce plastic packaging
China has unveiled a five-year plan aimed at promoting more eco-friendly plastics, reducing the amount of plastic used in packaging and upping its recycling and incineration capabilities, according to a report published by Reuters.
Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has debuted its new in-store vending model ‘Smart Fill’ at Mumbai’s Reliance Smart Acme Mall, in a pilot project via a partnership with Reliance Retail.
Shiseido has announced company wide organizational restructures, as well as management changes, with a focus on sustainability.
Amorepacific-owned Innisfree has been called out over greenwashing following the discovery that a product labelled a ‘paper bottle’ was actually a plastic bottle wrapped in paper.
Japanese beauty brand Kao has removed words such as ‘whitening’ and ‘lightening’ from its product as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement.
LG Chem has teamed up with Korean start-up Innerbottle to set up an eco-platform that fully recycles cosmetics containers – a move it has described as an ‘unprecedented’ ESG business model.
’Oréal Hong Kong has announced a new recycling program for 13 of its beauty brands, starting at the end of this month, according to a report by Marketing Initiative.
Kao-owned Molton Brown has launched a new signature dispenser that will help reduce waste and excess spending.
L’Occitane Hong Kong has cut the ribbon on its first Hong Kong concept store. The space centers around a sustainability theme and is designed to encourage shoppers to reduce and recycle.
Unilever has joined forces with Alibaba to launch an AI-powered closed loop recycling system as part of the companies’ Waste Free World Initiative