Sustainable & Value Engineering Trends in Cosmetics Packaging

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 12:10 - 12:40

Let’s be honest – we were selfish. No matter whether acting as governments, businesses or individuals – we were selfish. Who from us did not use plastic straws on our all-inclusive vacations? The same applies to packaging – it was very convenient for us to use lots of plastics or non-recyclable material, wasn’t it? The question now is whether we will have the courage to act before it’s too late. Three major global sustainability challenges include: waste & pollution, climate & biodiversity and human rights. The key question now is how to implement sustainable & value engineering solutions into our businesses to contribute to the triple bottom line. We need to roll up our sleeves and get to work so that we could someday say to our children that we did everything we could to leave safer & cleaner world for them. Topics to be included in the presentation:

1.     The world of packaging so far
2.     Current challenges
3.     Sustainability solutions
4.     Embedding sustainability goals in the organization
5.     Role of Procurement function

Piotr Durys, CEE Procurement Packaging Lead, Avon International (part of Natura & CO)