Reducing the use of new plastics in packaging materials
596.2 tons of new plastic used for packaging materials reduced annually
Amorepacific Group is making various efforts to reduce the use of plastic in packaging materials. Through GREENCYCLE, a campaign designed to collect empty cosmetic bottles, we have collected about 200 tons of plastic every year and reduced 124.1 tons of plastic usage by using Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic in primary packaging. We were also able to eliminate an additional 110.1 tons by replacing our plastic containers with lighter alternatives and by changing the structure of the packaging.
The paper container technology, which has been developed by Amorepacific, reduces plastic use by about 70% compared to existing containers, while allowing for a distribution life of up to 36 months. Amorepacific deeply sympathizes with the environmental issues caused by cosmetic containers and is actively engaging in various activities to reduce unnecessary plastic consumption.
Reduced use of new plastics in packaging
|Use of bioplastics||340.7|
|Use of recycled plastics||124.1|
|Container weight reduction and structural renewal||110.1|
|Use of refill container||21.3|
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
(% of cost of goods sold)
(% of total weight)
|TARGET OF 2021
(% of total weight)
|Wood/Paper fiber Packaging||100%||11,072||89.4%||85.0%|
2) Usage of plastic packaging
|FY 2018||FY 2019||FY 2020||FY 2021||TARGET OF 2021|
|Total weight of all plastic packaging
|Percentage of recyclable plastic packaging||-||-||57%||51%||50%|
|Percentage of compostable plastic packaging||-||-||-||-||-|
|Percentage of recycled content within plastic packaging||0.06%
(as a % of cost of goods sold)