Seacliff Magnificence on recycled ocean plastic packaging

Seacliff Magnificence grew to become the unique magnificence provider for the #tide ocean materials plastic resin earlier this 12 months and the corporate has spent the time since at commerce reveals and on-line selling the brand new packaging choice.

Brian Saputo, government vice chairman of Seacliff, advised CosmeticsDesign the partnership is a part of broader efforts to curb the movement of plastic packaging into the world’s landfills and oceans. For Seacliff and #tide particularly, meaning pulling plastic out of waters close to Malaysia to be turned again into packaging.

Plastic Recycling Provide Chain 101

Based on rePurpose International, roughly 75% of the plastic recycled within the US, UK, Canada and Eire leads to landfills within the world south, as an alternative of in new plastic packaging. Be taught extra concerning the challenge right here with CosmeticsDesign.

“In the event you go up 40,000 toes, the issue that we’re attempting to unravel is shut the loop,”​ Saputo mentioned. “It’s discovering an answer for an ongoing drawback and attempting to, no pun meant, stem the tide of all this plastic going into the ocean, how we acquire it and produce it again into the patron world.”

Superior recycling of a degraded plastic supply

The plastic #tide pulls out of the ocean for recycling is, by the character of the surroundings it’s in, of degraded high quality. Nonetheless, the corporate has partnered with the Swiss College of Utilized Sciences to develop a proprietary expertise to molecularly restore plastic.

On Seacliff’s aspect, that has meant they’ll use ocean-bound plastic reliably for magnificence packaging. Saputo mentioned the provider did rigorous testing with the resin earlier than introducing it to the market and located it carried out higher than native recycled plastics.