P&G to Use Sugarcane-Based Plastic Packaging for Beauty Brands - A blog by Cindy Tickle

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P&G to Use Sugarcane-Based Plastic Packaging for Beauty Brands - A blog by Cindy Tickle

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 12:09pm

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Earlier this month, Proctor & Gamble announced plans to use renewable, sustainable, sugarcane-based plastic for packaging on its Pantene Pro-V, Covergirl and Max Factor brands.

I’m happy to see that P&G did its research and chose not to use corn-based plastic. Corn-based plastic has been all the rage lately and can be found in everything from “compostable” silverware to paper coffee cups. Plastic made from corn is not as sustainable as it may appear. GMO corn is typically used and taking corn out of the world’s food supply is elitist at best. So good thing P&G went a different route.

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Keywords: CSR | Cindy Hoot Tickle | Commentary | Corporate Responsibility | Employee Engagement | Inspired Economics | P&G | products | sugar cane

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