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Garnier opens its first plastic waste collection center in Chennai

By CSRBOX On 22 November 2022
Garnier opens its first plastic waste collection center in Chennai

Andrew Almack, CEO & Founder, Plastics For Change, said, “Plastics For Change was launched with a mission to use plastic waste as a resource for creating dignified livelihoods and alleviating poverty. The waste collectors at the base of the recycling supply chains are the backbone of the circular economy and by empowering them we're creating both a social and environmental impact. Our goal is to connect a million waste collectors through fair-trade supply chains by 2030. This collection center is a major milestone for Plastics for Change and Garnier, in its Green Beauty journey.”

Since 2020, Garnier has been partnering with Plastics for Change to collect and recycle plastic, while enabling informal waste collectors, waste entrepreneurs, and their families to earn a stable income and improve their overall livelihood. Since 2020, Garnier has helped collect the equivalent of 539+ tons of plastic and support more than 3,200 beneficiaries.

[1] Abandoned plastic waste located within a range of 50km from shore that would eventually end up discharged in the ocean.

[2] Except dyes, additives and caps.

[3] In a selection of bottles, including Honey Treasures and Marvelous Oils Shampoos.

About Garnier:

Garnier is an accessible global beauty brand, with a mission to bring Green Beauty to all of us. Since 1904, Garnier has been offering products inspired by nature and powered by Green Sciences, for maximum efficacy for the people and minimum impact on the planet. We believe beauty is a force for good. From empowering all of us to take #OneGreenStep to support communities at the forefront of the climate crisis. Committed to providing more transparency, Garnier was the first mass beauty brand to launch a pioneering Product Environmental and Social Impact Labelling scheme allowing consumers to make more sustainable choices. The Garnier brand is animated by its daughter brands: Fructis, Ultra Doux, Garnier Bio, SkinActive, Ambre Solaire, Olia, and Nutrisse. All Garnier products are globally approved by Cruelty-Free International under the Leaping Bunny Programme. For more information: www.garnier.co.uk

Garnier key facts & figures:

  • Sold in 64 countries.
  • All Garnier products, globally, are approved by Cruelty Free International under the Leaping Bunny programme.
  • Garnier commits to Green Beauty a complete end-to-end approach to sustainability. The aim is to transform every stage of Garnier’s value chain, reducing or eradicating environmental impact in the following areas: 

More recycled & recyclable materials:

  • In 2021, 12,200 tons of virgin plastic were avoided, thanks to the use of recycled plastic
  • In 2021, 31% of our annual plastic consumption is with the use of recycled plastic

Greener sciences & formulas:

  • By 2023, all bio-based ingredients will be sustainably sourced
  • By 2025, 100% of Garnier’s new and renovated products will have an improved environmental profile
  • 65% of our ingredients are bio-based or derived from abundant minerals or from circular processes

More solidarity sourcing and inclusivity:

  • By 2025 Garnier will have empowered 1,500 communities worldwide as part of its Solidarity sourcing programme

In addition, to help fight against the impact of plastic pollution Garnier has partnered with two organizations:

One Green Step:


This year Garnier’s annual One Green Step Report, which canvassed over 29,000 people aged 6 to 60+ in nine countries showed the biggest increases in green intent came in the US and Germany, with almost 9 in 10 adult respondents (88%) agreeing the past year has made them more determined to change. Whereas 83% of people want to be more sustainable, only 5% considered themselves as already acting sustainably and only 30% are ready to act for the planet now. Barriers to taking sustainable action include lack of choice, lack of information, and finances.

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