After several pandemic-driven delays, Luxe Pack New York finally took place October 27-28, 2021 at the Javits Center, featuring a bustling attendee presence and more than 150 exhibitors. As this and several other recent shows illustrated, beauty events are back!
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The event foregrounded the key sustainability issues featuring the beauty and packaging industries.
For example, a keynote from TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky offered a frank assessment of the state and future of sustainability and packaging.
Meanwhile, Jeb Gleason-Allured, content director of Global Cosmetic Industry, led "Climate-Positive Beauty," a panel discussion offering real-world insights into what it really takes to reduce or even neutralize the eco-societal impacts of the industry.
The session included Brad Farrell, CMO, Beekman 1802; Maggie Kervick, head of sustainability & CSR for Kiehl’s (L'Oreal); Freya Burton, chief sustainability officer, Lanzatech; and Monica Becker, director, beauty, personal care and household products, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation.
Meanwhile, Luxe Pack New York's "In Green" awards honored sustainable packaging innovation.
- APR Beauty Group won the Most Sustainable Packaging Product/Solution Design category with its Bamboo Refillable Propel/Repel Stick Package.
- The Best CSR Initiative category was won by Knoll Printing and Packaging's Knoll Material Consumption Database.
- The new People’s Choice, voted on by the industry on the My Luxe Pack platform, was topped by Balance Inc. for its Molded Fiber Compact.
Up next, Luxe Pack Los Angeles and MakeUp in Los Angeles will return February 23-24, 2022 at the L.A. Convention Center.