British skincare brand Elemis has worked with Xampla’s natural materials brand Morro, to develop plastic-free biodegradable sample sachets.
The game-changing innovation aims to see left-over plant waste from ELEMIS product ingredients turned into biofilm, with the long term goal of replacing single-use sachets used to package samples of its skincare products.
Oriele Frank Co-founder, chief product and sustainability officer at Elemis
“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.”
The project has been supported by a grant co-funded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and Innovate UK.
This new collaboration reflects the growing trend for upcycled ingredients and sustainability in the beauty industry, as consumers increasingly seek out products with minimal environmental impact.
Pete Hutton Chairman at Xampla
“This project further reflects our commitment to finding new opportunities to have a positive impact on planet and people throughout our value chain.”
“Our collaboration with Elemis unlocks significant potential for the cosmetics industry, where waste materials are transformed into innovative solutions to replace plastic sachets. We are proud to have pioneered our breakthrough material using plant feedstocks and we are looking forward to developing this research further with ELEMIS.”
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