Making Beauty Better™
Since the begining, JUNI has been committed to Making Beauty Better™
When we started creating our products we made the necessary - but very challenging - decision to be a 100% plastic-free brand. So far, we've successfully created our bespoke, award-winning Lipstick Bullet and Pebble packaging from aluminium, which is infinitely recyclable and totally free from plastic.
Now, in collaboration with the University of East Anglia (UEA), we are researching, designing and developing an innovative solution to the global plastic sachet problem.
Discover our 100% plastic-free, home compostable packaging
With Madeleine White, Founder & CEO of Juni Cosmetics Ltd
About the material
What is the material made from?
The new material is made from a waste by-product of the food industry.
Is the material vegan?
Yes, the material is plant-based and suitable for vegans.
What does 'home compostable' mean?
Home compostable products and materials are designed to break down into compost in a home compost environment, at ambient temperatures and with a natural microbial community.
All compostable items are biodegradable but not all biodegradable products are compostable! Compostable products leave behind a single organic material called humus.
The term biodegradable is assigned to natural products that can be disintegrated into natural elements (such as carbon dioxide and water vapour) with the help of fungi, bacteria, and other biological processes.
Beauty sampling is incredibly useful, especially for those who suffer from sensitive skin and allergies. However, the global personal care industry produces 122 billion plastic sachets every year, which are impossible to recycle and end up in landfill or the ocean - something we refuse to add to. We want to be able to offer samples to people who want to try our products before purchasing the full size, without using any plastic.
To tackle this problem, JUNI has teamed up with the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) School of Pharmacy and an industry-leading packaging manufacturer to research, design, and bring to market a revolutionary plant-based alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastic samples. Over the past year, a team of talented scientists at the UEA have been busy working on this project, and we’re excited to announce they’ve managed to develop a new sustainable material.
The new packaging material is 100% plastic-free and vegan as it comes from a plant source which is a waste product from the food industry. The UEA team have now used this plant-based waste product to develop a new material imparting properties suited for packaging purposes, just like traditional plastic, yet different in that the new material is fully home compostable (based on laboratory tests).
We are extremely excited about this planet-friendly plastic alternative which we hope to use to finally launch our samples.