Smithers provide a range of services to help companies reduce their environmental impact and improve the sustainability of their products, packaging and processes.
When developing packaging and considering the materials that will be used, secondary checks are often required to ensure the physical and chemical properties of the materials are fully understood.
This is especially true when using recycled plastics in personal care packaging, such as for soaps, creams, shampoos and moisturizers, where Smithers sees clients wanting to perform a package of due diligence to minimize the potential risks of using recycled materials. With an upcoming plastic packaging tax being proposed by the UK government from 2022 on packaging that contains less than 30% recycled plastic, the use of recycled plastics is going to continue to increase.
Find out more about how the principles of food contact testing also apply to personal care products by downloading the article below, and see how Smithers can support you with risk assesments and non-intentionally-added-substance (NIAS) testing to ensure the compliance of using recycled materials in your personal care products.