The Vapour team has travelled the globe researching sustainable packaging options for our cosmetics. The experience was educational and eye-opening. Ultimately we learned that there are no perfect solutions (yet!).
There are exciting advancements for some personal care products packaged in simple bottles, like shampoo, which can now be made from reclaimed ocean plastic. Other emerging alternatives, like bio-based plastics, leave many unresolved environmental impact questions. In addition, new materials require technology and engineering development before they can be turned into cosmetic packaging. In short, the industry has a long way to go before it can offer sustainable options for complex cosmetic packaging, like twist up lipsticks, hinged compacts, and lids with a satisfying click.
We are committed to continuing our research and evolving our packaging as new options develop. Today we are taking responsibility for our packaging by offering to recycle it. Our packaging offers a pleasurable experience for the life of the product it protects, from first use to last. Learn how to responsibly recycle Vapour Empties below.