Organic skincare company ECOCARE has announced the launch of its biodegradable facial wipes made from 100% natural certified organic cotton in eco-friendly packaging from Australia-based Cardia Bioplastics.
According to Cardia Bioplastics, the packaging incorporates the company’s renewable and recyclable Biohybrid resins, which combine thermoplastics with oil-based polymer material to reduce dependence on finite oil resources.
Cardia Bioplastics managing director Dr Frank Glatz said there is a growing trend for companies to look at ways to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment.
"Product packaging is a good place to start," Glatz said.
Cardia’s thermoplastic starch resins have renewable content and when incorporated into standard packaging or plastic products reduce the carbon footprint by up to 50%. The resins are derived from non-genetically modified corn crop grown for industrial use.
"We hope that others in the consumer healthcare and beauty industry will follow the company’s lead and seek out sustainable packaging solutions," Glatz added.
Furthermore, the resins which have official Halal Certification are compatible with current plastic recycling processes and are food safe compliant.