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How Aluminium and Tinplate are Better Than Plastic Packages

The European Union wants a circular economy that is sustainable and environmentally friendly, and is promoting recycled packaging materials as one of the means to achieve this objective. Aluminium and tinplate are considered ideal due to the various environmental and economic advantages they have over ubiquitous plastic containers.

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Environmental Impacts of Plastics vs. Metals: Which is better?

Waste of all kinds has become a pressing issue in today’s modern world. One of the most prevalent forms of waste we see on a daily basis is packaging waste: often from food, drinks, or other perishables.

The amount of packaging waste created has been steadily increasing and the EU is currently at the staggering yearly per capita rate of 167 kg [6].

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Popularity of Metal Packaging is Increasing

The popularity and demand for metal packaging is growing, spurred by economic and social factors as well as environmental awareness around the world. The main sector driving the demand is the food and beverage industry.

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How is Tinplate Processed?

Tinplate is one of the eco-friendly packaging materials that are available. Tinplate is steel sheets that are coated on both sides by tin. This combines the strength of steel with the resistance to corrosion and solderability of tin.

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Maintaining Canned Food Quality

Food safety measures are aimed at ensuring that the food that is canned has no microbiological contamination or toxins. The canning process can differ based on the food, container and contamination involved.

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Why the COSMetic Organic Standard (COSMOS) is an Opportunity for Private Label Cosmetics

The COSMetic Organic Standard is an important add on for private label cosmetics manufacturers. It can give even a lesser known brand credibility and a competitive edge, especially versus products that do not carry this organic or natural signature on packaging. Here are reasons why a private label cosmetics maker should consider adhering to this globally-recognized standard.

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COSMetic Organic Standard - Important Facts on Packaging & Labeling

The COSMOS standard is sought globally by cosmetics companies to verify the organic or natural ingredients of associated products.

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How to Earn the COSMOS Organic Signature for Cosmetic Products

The COSMOS Organic Certificate and Signature is followed by cosmetics brands aiming to reach a market that values eco-friendly solutions. In order to use the organic signature a company must be approved by the certification body prior to the launch of the product. Here's a summary of what designers and marketers should keep in mind about compliance with the COSMOS Organic Signature requirements.

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Understanding COSMOS - the COSMetics Organic and natural Standard

The COSMOS standard provides  international industry guidelines for organic and natural products to cosmetics producers  or marketer and certifies compliance.

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