The latest issue of Which? magazine includes a feature on bathroom plastics and questions whether the cosmetics industry could be doing more to support vital consumer recycling efforts.
CTPA and the cosmetics industry share the widespread concerns about the serious issue of plastic waste, just as any responsible industry should. We take our responsibility to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic waste very seriously and fully support the Government’s Waste and Resources Strategy, which will ensure that all household recycling and product labelling are consistent to help consumers recycle as much as possible.
Dr Emma Meredith, Director General of the CTPA, said: “Plastics packaging can play a vital role in protecting bathroom products from damage and contamination, so we recognise how important it is to ensure that packaging is developed, created and enjoyed as sustainably as possible. Indeed, the industry is proud of the breadth of innovation that is making this possible, from packaging-free products to novel new product designs that reduce packaging size or incorporate more recycled materials.”
CTPA Sustainability Strategy
Above and beyond companies’ efforts, CTPA’s own sustainability strategy, developed in partnership with Forum for the Future, is supporting its members to take actions aligned with the internationally recognised Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including:
- Reduce their environmental impact of production on biodiversity and ecosystems in their supply chain
- Highlight and make changes to the cosmetic industry's water reliance and improving air quality for all
Through individual and collective efforts, CTPA and its members continue to explore new ways to tackle the serious problem of excessive packaging and welcome the UK Government’s 25 year environment plan, one aspect of which is to drive innovation to minimise waste.
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