BEST SUSTAINABLE TUBES
GOLD: Compliments Organic Garlic Seasoning Paste, Viva IML Tubes (above)
Sustainability was key for the Compliments brand, says Lebeault. The Canada-based private-label brand offers organic products.
Viva’s injection-molded tubes are made of 100% polypropylene, including the cap. In addition, Viva’s process “uses up to 35% less energy to produce” than other options, and a life-cycle analysis report is available, Lebeault adds. The tube and cap are produced in one location, simplifying the supply chain. “This was important to the brand and the judges,” he says.
SILVER: Freeman Barefoot Lime & Coconut Butter Cream, Albèa Americas (above)
Albèa reports that the plastic barrier laminate (PBL) tube employed for Freeman is produced through a low-carbon-footprint process. The 330-micron laminate is made on a single-process blow-film line at one location, instead of multiple blown films being sent to a laminator. It is topped with Albéa’s Slender flip-top cap, one of the lightest cosmetic, sustainable flip-top caps in the market.
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