L’Oréal and Carbios makes an agreement on sustainable management of Plastic Life Cycle

Loreal Sustainable PackagingCarbios, a pioneer in the field of bioplasturgy, and L’Oréal worldwide beauty industry leader signed a new partnership agreement regarding the sustainable management of plastic life cycle.

To promote the circular economy through innovative plastic recycling solutions, L’Oréal and Carbios have signed an agreement for a five-year consortium to bring the bio-recycling technology designed and developed by Carbios to market on an industrial scale.

“L’Oréal has been committed to an ambitious sustainable packaging programme for several years now. We currently use up to 100% recycled plastic for several different products. We’ve decided to go even further: with this innovative Carbios technology, L’Oréal is helping to make bio-recycling available on an industrial scale”, said, Philippe Thuvien, Vice President, L’Oréal Packaging & Development.It’s a wonderful opportunity to protect the environment, and this consortium will also help boost the circular economy.”

Jean-Claude LUMARET, CEO, Carbios explains, “We are proud to have cofounded this consortium with L’Oréal. Our enzyme technology provides a brand-new solution for optimising the performance and life cycle of plastics. L’Oréal’s commitment to sustainable development helps drive innovation, and we are confident that other international companies will join the project in the coming months to help us initiate a major transition in the way we produce the plastic materials of tomorrow.”

L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for more than a hundred years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.8 billion euros in 2016. L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and online retail.

Carbios is a green chemistry company whose innovations provide solutions to the environmental and sustainable development issues.

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