Garnier and Gerresheimer combine cosmetics with environmental protection
Garnier (L’Oréal Group) has been committed to using environmentally friendly packaging materials for more than ten years now. It is the first brand manufacturer in the skin care market segment to introduce glass jars for products containing 40 percent recycled glass which were developed in collaboration with Gerresheimer. The high quality of the glass is achieved by using cleanly segregated and high quality cullet.
It’s a sustainable concept because the use of 40 percent recycled glass reduces production energy requirements by 9 percent. This lower melting furnace energy requirement reduces CO2 emissions during the production process by 29 tons.
The use of recycled glass also means that fewer non-renewable natural resources are consumed. Glass is made from quartz sand, soda and limestone, plus dolomite, feldspar, potash and metal ions to color it.