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Sustaining Natural Growth

By: Karen A. Newman
Posted: October 3, 2008, from the April 2006 issue of GCI Magazine.

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Zia will launch a new line, Brilliance, in May 2006. Packaging will utilize unit cartons made from post-consumer waste materials and manufactured with wind power. The company’s store displays are made from renewable, non-petroleum-based resources.

“As a manufacturer, we are not only committed to using recycled and renewable resources. We also support local and regional communities to implement more recycling programs and education about sustainable living,” said Setzfand.

Korres is a member and financial contributor of the Hellenic Recovery and Recycling Corporation (HERRCo SA / EEAA AE) that was established by industrial and commercial companies either distributing packaged products to the Greek market or manufacturing different types of packaging.

“Moreover, we support the use of recyclable materials. Being a cosmetics company, we have to use plastic as one of our major packaging materials,” said Vasilyadis. The company uses polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene (PP), which are common recyclable plastics. “Korres avoids the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), due to its toxic emissions when burned,” said Vasilyadis.

With so much attention paid these days to how products flow through the entire supply chain, it is no surprise that natural product companies seek to carry their commitment to natural products throughout the chain.