P&G Introduces Pantene Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

Pantene, a hair care brand by Procter & Gamble, has started producing its first-in-class plant-based shampoo and conditioner bottle. The innovative plastic bottle is made from sugarcane and will be featured on the Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion collection. Initially the bottles will be launched in Western Europe with plans to expand throughout the rest of […]

Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry

“Green chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry applies across the life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture, and use.” –          U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) As the natural personal care product […]

Practical Green Beauty Predicted as New Trend for 2011

The popularity of natural health and beauty products has risen steadily over the past decade.  Consumers are now more aware of the ingredients in their products and the impact they have on the environment. Naturally, this has led to an increase of companies making green claims, but that is not to say they all are […]

Whole Foods Implements New Sustainable Packaging Guidelines for Personal Care Products

Whole Foods Market, the world’s largest retailer of natural and organic products, announced that the responsible packaging guidelines for nutritional supplements and personal care products went into effect on September 1st. The new guidelines apply to all of its more than 2,100 body care and supplement suppliers, and require compliance for new vendors before their […]

Proctor and Gamble Sets New Sustainability Goals

Procter and Gamble (P&G) announced today a new commitment to sustainability by unveiling a long-term environmental sustainability vision.  P&G has released specific goals it aims to achieve in the next decade while annually analyzing its progress. The new environmental sustainability vision includes the following goals: Powering its plants with 100% renewable energy Using 100% renewable […]