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Aptar mono-material pump, beauty packaging recycling more possible

One of the many obstacles to recycling beauty packaging is that any given container can be made up of several different materials, metals, plastics with various resin identification codes (RIC) etc. Mono-material solutions, as the name suggests, are made up of a single material: one type of metal or one type of resin.

Aptar’s new Future pumps are made of either PC (polycarbonates) or PCR (post-consumer recycled) plastic. And since many cosmetics and personal care product bottles are made of these same materials, the entire package in that case (once clean and empty) would be all the more recyclable.

“Our ultimate goal was to have the final consumer be able to take their body lotion, shampoo or shower gel and easily put the empty packaging in their recycling bin,”​ explains Sabine Bouillet-Lubot, Global Strategic Marketing Director for Aptar Beauty and Home, in press materials shared with Cosmetics Design. “This way,”​ she says, “it enters a circular life cycle and can be turned into another product.”

APTAR designs Amazon-ready sustainable beauty packaging

The demand for environmentally friendly packaging drives innovation today but so do the nuances of ecommerce. And this is why APTAR’s new line of Future pumps are designed with an on-off locking ring that clicks twice as it’s turned in to the fully open or fully closed position.

This design element means that the Future pumps comply with ecommerce giant Amazon’s ISTA 6 protocol. “Designed for e-commerce, Future’s ISTA 6 compliance ensures that the pump withstands the risks associated with transport and distribution network pressures as well as necessitates less protective carton and paper packaging,” ​notes APTAR.


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