SPICE (the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for Cosmetics) has launched an online eco-design tool that claims to measure and reduce the environmental footprint of cosmetics packaging throughout its lifecycle. SPICE is an initiative co-founded by L’Oréal and sustainability consulting group Quantis.
SPICE says the tool, which is publicly available, solves one of the key sustainability challenges facing the beauty industry: embedding ecodesign into the packaging development process. The platform makes environmental data accessible to packaging designers and calculates a holistic environmental footprint across the full lifecycle of a product’s packaging (from production to end-of-life), covering 16 environmental indicators that assess impacts on climate change, as well as resource depletion, water use and biodiversity and more. Beauty companies now have an easy way to measure, improve and communicate more credibly on their packaging’s environmental performance.
Quantis says the tool will help beauty companies to communicate more credibly on their packaging’s environmental performance.