bamboo Cosmetic packaging

Bamboo is completely biodegradable and spreads like wildfire in both temperate and tropical climes. Although it is frequently used as a substitute for wood, bamboo is a grass that grows faster than grass, more than 1 meter per day in some situations, and becomes taller as it grows. Bamboo grows without the use of fertilizers or pesticides, making it a truly green plant.

Bamboo absorbs 35% more carbon dioxide and emits 35% more oxygen than trees during photosynthesis. It also more effectively binds soil and minimizes soil erosion. Bamboo consumes three to six times the carbon dioxide that wood does, and it can be harvested and used after four years of growing, saving time and labor costs compared to trees that must be farmed for at least 20 to 30 years. Bamboo can absorb 600 metric tons of carbon per acre. Bamboo also effectively binds soil, preventing soil erosion, and can be grown with less chemical fertilizer. China has an abundance of bamboo forest resources, which not only provides raw material stability but also lowers prices.

Bamboo can be molded into a wide range of forms and sizes, making it an ideal material for cosmetic packaging. Furthermore, the natural wood hue of bamboo cosmetic packaging makes it appear high-end. It can offer your products a high-end look without the hefty cost. it is a sustainable raw material that enables businesses to reduce their carbon footprint. 

What are the disadvantages of bamboo packaging?

Bamboo is a completely natural material. It contains not just bamboo sora, also known as magic water, which is beneficial in reducing skin itching and rejecting microorganisms, but also other substances. In this circumstance, if no treatment is applied, bamboo would get moldy and warped over time due to the influence of external temperature and humidity. As a result, we perform natural fumigation treatment on the raw materials to avoid mildew and naturally dry the bamboo to a specified water content, so that the bamboo can better resist environmental change and is not easily deformed. Our bamboo is FSC certified, which is the most trustworthy mark for sustainable forestry in the world.

Is bamboo packaging cheaper than plastic?

The raw material prices of bamboo and plastic are not significantly different,nonetheless, plastic is mostly produced by machine and requires less manual processing, whereas bamboo requires more physical processing to reach good results. Now that bamboo manufacture has mostly achieved machine production, only a few operations, such as fine angle grinding, require manual processing, and all of our bamboo packaging is 100% inspected. Bamboo makeup packaging will generally be more expensive than plastic makeup packaging. Because of the price difference, the packaging of our bamboo makeup and skin care series employs an refillable structure, which minimizes packaging costs for brands and customers in the long term. In other way, the plastic makeup packaging has a five-fold minimum order quantity compared to bamboo makeup packaging, and bamboo makeup packaging materials can allow more new firms start their environmentally friendly packaging more simply and easier.

Why should we use bamboo instead of plastic?

Bamboo makeup packaging materials are more environmentally friendly from the source to manufacture than plastic.

Bamboo is an endlessly renewable resource

–China government bamboo association ensure bamboo is fast and continually regenerated, Encourage and promote this as eco-friendly material for all currier to use, Forest certification programmes like FSC promote responsible practices and verify the origins of raw material.

Bamboo is a carbon sink

–Bamboo helps mitigate climate change. Bamboo release oxygen and absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. In fact, forests are the world’s second largest carbon sink, after oceans. Bamboo growing 3times faster than wood, Upon harvesting, each 1kg of wood holds on average 1.7kg of CO2.

Bamboo is clean to obtain

–Using wood reduces our dependence on fossil-based materials such as plastic resins, which have higher carbon footprints. Just 0.19kg of CO2 is generated per 1kg of virgin material produced, compared to 2.39kg, 1.46kg and 1.73kg for PET, PP and LDPE respectively.

Bamboo is clean to transform

–Its conversion process is much cleaner than plastic. No high temperatures are needed for treatment, nor are any chemical treatments necessary for production. 

Bamboo is clean to discard

–Bamboo is a natural material which does not harm the environment. Its end of life is cleaner than any plastics used for cosmetics packaging. While no domestic waste stream currently exists, even if it ends up in landfill, bamboo is non-toxic. Nevertheless, brands should focus on the impact of the product’s whole life cycle. Life-cycle assessments show it compares favourably with SAN, PP, PET and even PET .

Bamboo is compliant

–The EU’s proposed Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive suggests that all cosmetics packs must be recyclable. However, today’s waste streams do not process small items. It is the recycling plants who are responsible for adapting their facilities. In the meantime, wood can be industrially recycled, to be processed for other uses.

Bamboo brings a sensory experience and more eco than wood

–Bamboo is a piece of nature in your hands, with its own, unique grain pattern. Moreover, a multitude of shapes, textures and finishes allow it to adapt to any brand positioning, from indie to ultra-premium. Compare wood, bamboo is harder and not easy deformed, more eco than wood becuase grow 3times faster than wood.

If you are seeking cosmetic packaging solutions that aligh with both your brand identity and sustainability goals, Bamboo definately is the smart and good option.

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