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Article | July 23, 2012
Facial wipes in 'green' packs
Emerging organic skincare company Ecocare says it has launched eco-friendly facial wipes in eco-friendly packaging.
The facial wipes are made from 100% natural certified organic cotton. The packaging incorporates renewable and recyclable Biohybrid™ resin from Cardia Bioplastics Ltd. The resin is derived from renewable resources. The resulting “green” combination has a significantly lower carbon footprint than its competitors, says Cardia Bioplastics. “Our thermoplastic starch resins have a high renewable content – when they are incorporated into standard packaging or plastic products, the carbon footprint is reduced by up to 50 per cent,” says Frank Glatz, managing director of Cardia Bioplastics. “ECOCARE™ has built its business on environment-friendly products, and we are proud to partner with them to develop packaging solutions that align with this philosophy.” Cardia’s Biohybrid™ resins combine renewable thermoplastics with oil-based polymer material to reduce dependence on finite oil resources and to reduce carbon footprint. The renewable material is derived from non-genetically modified corn crop grown for industrial use. Furthermore, the resins are compatible with current plastic recycling processes, are food safe compliant, and have official Halal Certification.“Environmental sustainability is engrained in the ECOCARE™ business model, and our range of skin care wipes have been built around this philosophy,” says Callan Taylor, Marketing Director of Ecocare. “We are looking forward to working with Cardia to access environmentally-friendly and renewable packaging that complements our products and our principles. Globally, we will be the first manufacturer of organic wet wipes to use renewable packaging solutions. It is a huge coup for us and offers strong product differentiation.” The wipes can be purchased for $7.99 in various retail outlets across Australia, and Ecocare is looking into selling the product overseas in the near future.
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