First Nivea cosmetic bottles made of 100% recycled polyethylene


CATEGORY: Materiales de envase BRAND: Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV)

Avoid, reduce, reuse, recycle: Against the background of this ethos, skincare company Beiersdorf started the Recyclist pilot project earlier this year. The development of Nivea cosmetic bottles made of 100% recycled polyethylene (PE) was realized in a collaborative project with the Fraunhofer IVV, Fraunhofer IWKS, and GmbH.

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Cosmetic bottles made of PE are usually only intended for single use. After use they are sent for recycling and generally end up as low-quality recyclates (downcycling) or used as a substitute fuel. Consequently we developed a comprehensive recycling concept for Beiersdorf with the aim of reusing high-quality PE recyclates to produce packaging for toiletries and cosmetic products.


Pilot project for more sustainable packaging

The starting PE material for the Recyclist pilot project was collected as part of an in-company campaign at Beiersdorf. All Beiersdorf employees in Hamburg were requested to...READING MORE AT

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