Top 10 highlights of 2022 – for a safe world
The previous year, we faced yet new challenges. Simultaneously, both biodiversity loss and plastic production, which are linked, continued to grow globally. Luckily, brave brands and investors kept fighting the plastic pollution crisis with us. Together, we strive to create a world that is safe for people and all creatures. Here are our top 10 highlights of 2022 that include important brand launches and notes from scientists.
1. New range of beauty innovation from CHANEL with sustainable Sulapac material
In the beginning of 2022, CHANEL launched an innovative and eco-responsible approach to beauty combining skincare, makeup, and a fragrance mist: N°1 de CHANEL. Its formulas honor ingredients of natural origin that are renewable and have reduced environmental impact. The eco-design packaging includes sustainable Sulapac material, and faithful to the House of CHANEL’s exacting standards, every detail was considered.
2. TheBetterBarrel by Schwan Cosmetics – the first color cosmetic pencils made with Sulapac
Schwan Cosmetics is a makeup supplier for many of the world’s biggest cosmetic companies, 700 clients in 70 different countries altogether. Together, we created the first sustainable solution for color cosmetic pencils that doesn’t sacrifice quality, performance, or style.
“Through our collaboration with Sulapac, we aren’t just creating an innovative product for our clients, we’re also investing in a more sustainable future for the cosmetics industry,” said Dr. Alexander Doll, Head of Research and Development, Schwan Cosmetics.
3. Shiseido introduced the first vertical farm beauty brand Ulé – with lids made with sustainable Sulapac material
The collaboration between Ulé, Shiseido, and Sulapac began in early 2021, and it moved very fast from initial discussions to packaging development, testing, and final approval for the spring launch. It is a great example for companies considering novel material alternatives. New packaging can be achieved even within a year. All eight of Ulé’s products, consisting of serums, mists, and creams, have lids made with Sulapac materials. The launch of Ulé marked the largest product range to date using Sulapac’s solutions.
4. United Arab Emirates luxury hotels and high-end outlets incorporate premium sustainable straws amidst a global move towards not using conventional plastic
Several luxury hotels, including St. Regis, Four Seasons Resort, and Caesars Palace in Dubai, have chosen premium sustainable Sulapac straws that don’t get soggy supplied by UAE-based Bird Collaborative. In addition, high-end restaurants, wellness centres, and clubs, such as Iris Lounge, Bar Du Port and Tashas, have now started incorporating Sulapac straws.
“We all need to focus on sustainability and simple solutions, like using alternatives to conventional plastic for everyday products,” stated Raja Zeidan, General Manager at St. Regis Downtown Dubai.
5. New Marimekko Marimade products made with Sulapac’s latest eco-safe material innovation – everyday objects for more sustainable living
Marimekko has launched a new line of everyday lifestyle products, focused on sustainability and the celebration of creativity. The new lunchboxes and take-away mugs are made with Sulapac Solid. This material is 100% bio-based, dishwasher and microwave safe, durable like conventional plastic, yet it leaves no permanent microplastics behind. In addition, it has a unique ceramic look and feel. This makes it perfect for design items that aim to stand the test of time.
6. Lumene launched water-based cosmetics in packaging made of Sulapac material – unlike anything seen before
In 2021, we announced a revolutionary barrier innovation for water-based cosmetics, and Lumene was one the first cosmetics brands in the world to launch its most popular skincare products packaged in it. Interestingly, Lumene, just like Sulapac, uses material side streams in their innovations and draw inspiration from the no-waste reality of Finnish nature in their effort to build a future of sustainable cosmetics globally.
7. Strengthened strategic partnership with Nissha
Global technology leader Nissha Co., Ltd. entered into a financial and business partnership with Sulapac. This collaboration began in 2018 and prospered into the co-creation of high-quality jars for cosmetics, supplements, spices, and dry foods.
Nissha aims to boost its sales from 2020’s 180B JPY (1.24B USD) to 300B JPY (2B USD) whilst achieving a 30% reduction of total CO2 emissions by 2030 in view of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. Cooperation with Sulapac is one of their key activities regarding their sustainable growth strategy.
8. As seen in Forbes: The New Breed of Entrepreneurs
In spring 2022, Forbes interviewed Sulapac’s founders Dr. Suvi Haimi and Dr. Laura Tirkkonen-Rajasalo. This was an exclusive story about growth, balance, and entrepreneurial activism that are required for environmental innovation.
9. Climate crisis: If we fail to halve greenhouse gas emissions this decade the impacts will be severe
IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report was released last year. It draws from 34,000 studies and involved 270 authors from 67 countries – and their findings are alarming.
🆘 Climate impacts are already more widespread and severe than expected.
🆘 We are locked into even worse impacts from climate change in the near term.
🆘 Some impacts of climate change are already too severe to adapt to. The world needs urgent action to address losses and damages.
10. WHO states that we need to reduce the use of plastics – backed by scientific study
Last August, the World Health Organization published a report summarizing the scientific knowledge on human exposure to microplastics and its potential associated health risks. They stated that we need to reduce the use of plastics and move towards a more “sustainable plastics economy”. The time to act is now! Join the forerunners today.
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