Origin Materials, Inc, a pioneer in the development of carbon-neutral chemical building blocks for, among others, plastics has joined forces with cosmetics and hair care company Revlon, Inc. to develop new, more sustainable packaging solutions for Revlon’s beauty products.
As part of the initiative, Revlon has signed a memorandum of understanding to reserve commercial volumes of Origin PET - recyclable, 100% plant-based PET, made possible by converting Origin CMF into paraxylene.
The initiative will allow consumers at all price points to access sustainable, plant-based packaging, said Keyla Lazardi, Chief Scientific Officer at Revlon.
West Sacramento-based Origin Materials has developed a platform for turning the carbon found in inexpensive non-food biomass such as sustainable wood residues into useful materials while capturing carbon in the process.
The companies are aiming to develop and commercialise new sustainable materials - ‘carbon negative materials for next generation packaging for cosmetics packaging ‘, said Rich Riley, Co-CEO of Origin Materials - based on Origin’s patented technology platform. The materials developed will also support Revlon’s broader sustainability efforts,
“As a company that is focused on driving sustainability in the beauty industry, Revlon is thrilled to advance the use of Origin’s carbon-negative bio-PET in the mass beauty space,” added Lazardi.