Biodegradable Cosmetics Packaging Market- An Overview

Packaging is an important part of cosmetics since it affects the brand image, product description and also protect the product from any external environment changes. Biodegradable packaging not only protects the environment but it also makes the packaging more aesthetic, guilt-free and easy to unwrap for the customers. Biodegradable cosmetics packaging uses eco-friendly material for packing goods. Many biodegradable cosmetics packaging materials are extracted from plants, animals and mineral sources. Cosmetics and health industry are constantly innovating packaging and using organic products to pack its products.

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Customers are also constantly demanding sustainable packaging, which is forcing manufacturers to change current packaging and replace it with biodegradable materials like paper, metal, glass and plant-based plastics. Biodegradable cosmetics packaging is easily degradable by microbes present in nature and leaves back almost no wastage, which is incredible for the environment. Environmental concerns like global warming and toxic waste assemblage are forcing individuals to give up non-biodegradable packaging. Plastics and other harmful packaging materials wastage damage the marine environment. It eliminates the lives of aquatic animals, either by ingestion or entanglement with the wastage. BPA and Benzene found in many cosmetics packaging materials also harms human health, causing issues like respiratory diseases, blood pressure and even cancer in some cases.

Biodegradable Cosmetics Packaging Market- Dynamics

Due to its eco-friendly nature and recyclability factor, biodegradable packaging is user friendly and is easily disposable, which makes it customer’s one of the most favourable choices while shopping and choosing which cosmetics product to buy. Increased consumption of cosmetics is also shaping the global biodegradable cosmetics packaging market. Many cosmetics brands have already replaced their packaging with eco-friendly material which is sustainable in nature. One of such brands is UK based Lush Cosmetics which uses vegan products and 100% biodegradable cosmetics packaging. They also use naked packaging for many of its products which are valued by its customers.

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Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, people have started using face masks and hand sanitizers, which is causing skin problems like maskne (acne due to the constant wearing of a mask) and irritated skin. These problems have increased sales for eco-friendly cosmetics and skin care products in the market and, this is further giving rise to biodegradable cosmetics packaging. Government regulations regarding cosmetics packaging are also influencing biodegradable cosmetics packaging by compelling the usage of organic materials for packaging. Biodegradable cosmetics packaging could be derived in different packaging types like bottles, pouches, containers, jars, tubs, roll-ons and tubes depending on the type and quantity of the product. Innovation in technology and packaging material is also driving the demand for the biodegradable cosmetics packaging market. Increasing awareness in consumers regarding the environment is also helping cosmetics packaging to take improve its position in the market.

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Biodegradable Cosmetics Packaging Market- Segmentation

Global biodegradable cosmetics packaging market is segmented based on material, packaging and application.

On the basis of Material, biodegradable cosmetics packaging market can be segmented into:

  • Paper & pulp
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Others

On the basis of Packaging, biodegradable cosmetics packaging market can be segmented into:

  • Bottles
  • Pouches
  • Containers/ Jars
  • Tubes

On the basis of Application, biodegradable cosmetics packaging market can be segmented into:

  • Haircare
  • Skincare
  • Nail care
  • Others

Biodegradable Cosmetics Packaging Market- Key Players

Global biodegradable cosmetics packaging market is highly competitive and consists of some major player who contributes to a good proportion of market revenue. Key players in the biodegradable cosmetics packaging market are as follows:

  • Mondi plc
  • Eco Vision Inc.
  • Weltrade Pty Ltd.
  • Cortec Corporation
  • Elevate Packaging, Inc.
  • International Paper Co.

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