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Amalthea: refillable glass bottles in stores

Amalthea is the first in-store refillable cosmetics company. For almost three years now, the company has been committed to healthy, sustainable consumption for people and nature. All bottles are glass and refillable, and all ingredients are healthy.

All products are packaged and refilled at the boutique, where they comply with Good Manufacturing Practice for cosmetics (ISO 22716), the same standard as a laboratory.

To encourage refills, Amalthea offers free shipping within France. Parisians can go directly to the boutique, which also houses the packaging and refill laboratory. It takes about 15 minutes to refill a bottle.

As Amalthea points out, the manufacture of one tonne of glass requires around 105 kilos of oil. Heavy glass also requires more fuel for transport. Ultimately, a one-liter glass bottle generates 345 grams of C02 during its life cycle. Recycling also consumes energy. According to Amalthea, avoiding this is the key. With its refill system, Amalthea offers an alternative.

Plastic is also banned from Amalthea packaging. The only exceptions are the cap and pumps, which are made of PET. The customer keeps the same cap when refilling. 

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