Waste & Recycling


Cosmetics company to reach packaging target early

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND & MONTRÉAL – Loop Industries, Inc. and L’Occitane en Provence, a global manufacturer and retailer of  beauty products, are expanding their supply agreement.

Thanks to this extended partnership, L’Occitane expects to accelerate the transition to 100 percent sustainable PET plastic in all its bottles and thus meet its 2025 goal ahead of schedule.

In February 2019, Loop Industries and L’Occitane announced the signing of a multi-year take or pay supply agreement for Loop branded 100 percent sustainable PET plastic resin, which was to be supplied from Loop’s first European PET manufacturing facility in 2022.

The agreement has since been expanded, and Loop will now supply L’Occitane with 100 percent of the PET plastic resin required for its bottles.

Loop will begin supplying its sustainable PET resin to L’Occitane from its joint venture manufacturing facility with Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Indorama Ventures is a global supplier of PET and fibers, serving major customers in diversified end-use markets. As part of this agreement Loop and Indorama Ventures expect the delivery of materials to L’Occitane en Provence to begin in 2021.

“Consumer brands have a growing need to adopt sustainability measures and are embracing technology to help them achieve their goals. As an innovator in sustainable PET plastic manufacturing, it is our responsibility to remain agile and support our clients’ objectives,” said Giovanni Catino, senior director of sales and business development for Loop Industries.

“We are happy that our expanded relationship will enable us to provide L’Occitane with additional material and to begin supplying them earlier to help them meet their goal ahead of schedule.”

Adrien Geiger, global brand director at L’Occitane en Provence, adds: “We are committed to limiting the impact of our business on the environment at every possible step, from product formulation and sustainable packaging through to final product distribution. We are delighted to announce that, thanks to Loop Industries, we expect to move to 100 percent sustainable PET plastic in all our bottles earlier than originally planned.”