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Using less new plastic in packaging

Annual reduction of 304.6 tons of new plastic used in packaging materials

AMOREPACIFIC Group is working in various fields to reduce plastic packaging materials. In 2020, 204 tons of plastic were collected through the empty bottle collection campaign GREENCYCLE, and 77.4 tons of plastic was reduced by using Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic for the primary packaging of products. The amount of plastic used was reduced by 62.4 tons through lighter containers and structural renewal.
In particular, innisfree is undergoing various trials by launching their Green Tea Seed Serum Special Edition, which reduced plastic usage by 51.8% by changing the outer container to paper and the inner container to lightweight plastic, along with their Restay line, which consists of only refillable products.

Reduced use of new plastics in packaging

Reduced use of new plastics in packaging
Type Savings (tons)
Use of bioplastics 161.6
Use of recycled plastics 77.4
Container weight reduction and structural renewal 62.4
Use of refill container 3.2
Total 304.6

To join the 2030 Cosmetic Plastics Initiative Declaration

AMOREPACIFIC Group joined the 2030 Cosmetic Plastics Initiative declaration in January 2021 together with the Korea Cosmetics Association and other companies in the same industry.
By taking the action, we are resolving solve the cosmetic plastic packaging problem and want to realize a sustainable circular economy. AMOREPACIFIC Group is committed to achieving the four key goals of the initiative: reducing 100% of products that are difficult to recycle, reducing the use of petroleum-based plastics by 30% (REDUCE), activating refills (REUSE), and voluntarily recollecting used containers (REVERSE COLLECT). We plan to carry out the 10 major action plans of the initiative. In particular, we plan to actively implement the Less Plastic strategy to reduce unnecessary plastic consumption and facilitate recycling and reuse.

Packaging Material Usage

1) Usage of packaging materials other than plastic

Usage of packaging materials other than plastic
Packaging Materials Coverage
(% of cost of goods sold)
Total Weight
(metric tonnes)
Recycled and/or
Certified Material
(% of total weight)
(% of total weight)
Wood/Paper fiber Packaging 100% 25,282 7.0% 8.0%
Metal packaging 1.8% 102 0% 0%
Glass packaging 9.5% 1,188 1.7% 1.7%

2) Usage of plastic packaging

Usage of plastic packaging
FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 TARGET OF 2020
Total weight of all plastic packaging
14602 14687 12519 10637 11267
Percentage of recyclable plastic packaging - - - 57% 60%
Percentage of compostable plastic packaging - - - - -
Percentage of recycled content within plastic packaging 0.047%
(6.9 ton)
(8.2 ton)
(14.5 ton)
(as a % of cost of goods sold)
0.047% 0.056% 0.12% 0.31% -