BEST PACKAGING 2020: ECOMPACT® WINS THE SPECIAL AWARD IN THE “ENVIRONMENT” CATEGORY
Ecompact, the innovative compact case created by Lumson S.p.A in collaboration with Marino Belotti Srl,
has won the Special Award in the Environment category at Best Packaging 2020.
Best Packaging is a contest that selects, promotes the best packaging solutions each year.
The 2020 edition, in which the common thread was dictated by environmental and economical sustainability, highlighted solutions that stood out in terms of planning, technology, design, and materials. The awards were announced just a few hours ago during Re-Economy Summit, the digital event put on by Sole 24 Ore in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Packaging and Conai.
Matteo Moretti, President of Lumson made the following comment regarding the prestigious recognition given to the Lumson Group:
“We are honored to have received this award that is proof of the Group’s commitment to interpreting and anticipating the needs of the market and the strong push towards sustainable and responsible innovation, an element that has always characterized our industrial footprint and our mission. In addition, the award won today with Ecompact comes a year after we welcomed Belotti into the Group and it’s a testament to the perfect synergy between Lumson’s years of technological and manufacturing expertise and Belotti’s profound technical and creative know-how”.
ECOMPACT®: THE FIRST COMPACT CASE WITH ECO-SUSTAINABLE DNA
Ecompact is the first compact case for make-up that unities three innovative concepts of circular economy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle into packaging with a classic, minimalist, and ergonomic design.
The packaging solution devised and patented by Lumson S.p.A in collaboration with Marino Belotti Srl perfectly captures the three key principles of sustainability.
Ecompact introduces the possibility of separating both the inner tray as well as the mirror from the main body of the compact thanks to a simple and intuitive mechanical system of hooks that facilitates separation and consequently allows for each component of the packaging to be put into the appropriate recycling channel. Sustainability is also guaranteed by the plastic* material that the packaging is made with which can be organic, bio-based, or compostable.
What’s more, the separation of materials allows for the easy removal of the tray which can then be replaced with a new one, resulting in a perfect REFILL CONCEPT. All of these features enable the compact case to be re-used in addition to a subsequent reduction in the use of plastic. Last but not least, the mirror can be separated from the compact, becoming a stand-alone product.
*Ecompact and all its components are monomaterial (including the hinge).
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ECOMPACT® AND PROJECT “SPECCHIO”
Ecompact is part of Specchio, one of the projects to receive a financing grant from a call from “Fashiontech- Research and Development Projects for Sustainable Fashion” organized by the Region of Lombardy in support of circular economy and sustainable development.
The project foresees the development of a new generation of products for makeup with heightened focus placed on the concept of sustainability throughout the entire production process. It was created with the support of The Foundation of Polytechnic University of Milan, of which Lumson is an institutional partner, giving its own contribution to seize this opportunity by offering the exceptional skills and knowledge of The Polytechnic University of Milan, led by Prof. Luigi De Nardo, for research and development purposes.