100 tons of plastic

from entering the ocean in 2021


100 tons of plastic

from entering the ocean in 2021

Our partnership with Plastic Bank®

[ comfort zone ] is proud to partner with Plastic Bank to stop ocean bound plastic and improve lives. Through our partnership, from July to December 2021, we will:

  • Prevent 100 tons of plastic from entering the ocean in 2021
  • Empower collectors in coastal communities in Indonesia, the Philippines and Brazil
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Empowering a regenerative society

Plastic Bank is helping the world stop ocean bound plastic while improving the lives of collector communities. They build ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities and reprocess the materials for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain. 


Revolutionize recycling


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Plastic Bank helps building ethical recycling ecosystems in vulnerable coastal communities all over the world.


Improve peoples' lives

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Collectors receive bonuses, which help them provide family needs such as groceries, fuel, school, and health insurance. 


Stop ocean-bound plastic 

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Collectors gather ocean-bound plastic waste from land and beach, stopping it from reaching our oceans.


Ensure transparency

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Plastic Bank’s blockchain platform provides real-time data – allowing for transparency, traceability, and rapid scalability. 


In interdependence - which is one of the founding values of the B Corp movement - there is no social sustainability without environmental sustainability, there is no progress without respect for ecosystems and human rights. Without human ecology, there is simply no future.

- Davide Bollati, Davines Group Chairman

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Reduce, reuse, recycle, regenerate

The challenges of packaging management

Packaging plays a key role in protecting our formulas while ensuring a safe and pleasant experience while using.

Our main objective is therefore to minimize as much as possible its impact. For this reason, our research and development laboratory constantly works on innovative solutions that are increasingly sustainable: 

- we are progressively replacing all virgin plastic with recycled plastic or bio-based plastic; 

- we have reduced the weight of our glass vases

- we are introducing refillable solutions.

Since 2014 the Davines group has also been addressing another issue: the impact that packaging has on the planet. An open question for which we must say we are still seeking the best answer. 

We are conscious that packaging has an impact and no material can be considered as perfect.

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Why are we STILL using plastic? 

For liquid formulas like cleansers, shower gels and masks, plastic packaging allows for the lightest design, a substantial reduction in raw material used, weight and therefore lower CO2eq emissions.

Plastic allows us to minimize CO2eq emissions, compared to most of other packaging materials.

Our Plastic Footprint

We are aware that the use of plastic ecompasses a variety of challenges linked to its possible dispersion into the environment. As Davines Group, we have chosen to accelerate our efforts on this issue and in 2020 - for the first time - we calculated* our plastic footprint.  

In few words, we calculated that the amount of plastic waste we generate through our business has been 721,9 tons in 2020.

* Calculated according to the “Guidelines for Corporate Plastic Stewardship” published in February 2021 by 3R Initiative, EA, South Pole and Quantis. According to the methodology, the calculation considers the following plastic categories: upstream-operational, operational, operational-downstream.

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What is plastic leakage?

Once aware of the plastic footprint, we have researched if the plastic waste generated by our business was correctly managed and recovered. And – if in any specific situation or country - it was not, and may end up dispersed in the environment: this is what can be defined as plastic leakage.

According to our calculations* only 14 tons of plastic waste - 1.9% of our plastic footprint - are improperly managed and could end up in the environment.

* Calculated following the methodology proposed by “Plastic Leak Project - Methodological guidelines” published in 2020 by Quantis and EA (and mentioned in the document of point 1 above) and considers only macro-plastics.



Plastic Footprint

The total amount of plastic waste generated by Davines Group includes both the waste produced by our manufacturing plant and offices (27%), and the plastic packaging of our products marketed worldwide (73%).



Plastic Leakage

There is still a residual part - 1.9% of our plastic footprint, about 14 tons - that may potentially end up in the environment due to inefficient waste management. This inspired us to accelerate our efforts on the topic. 



Plastic Collection

In the autumn 2021, we will start a plastic collection project with Plastic Bank to prevent 100 tons from being dispersed in the environment and ending up in the ocean. This will involve local people in coastal communities in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Brazil to improve their quality of life.

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The type of plastic we use: a circular approach

When improving our packaging environmental impact, working on properly managing our products’ end-of-life is meaningful. What is truly crucial is eco-designing the packaging from the beginning of the life cycle itself. 

Therefore, since 2015 - when we were using only fossil virgin plastic - we strongly moved to recycled or renewable sourced plastic materials.

When choosing plastic, we prioritize recycled or bio-based plastic. 


recycled or bio-based plastic packaging 

631 tons

of plastic saved since 2014 thanks to eco-design

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We save plastic thanks to eco-design principles

On one side we have the quality of the plastic we choose, on the other the quantity we use. [ comfort zone ] strives to design lighter packaging, still guaranteeing its safety and functionality: more lightweight packaging means a minor quantity of material used, thus fewer resources consumed. 

We also aim for simplification, reducing the packaging components as much as possible, eliminating unnecessary plastic elements and introducing refillable solutions, as we have done for our new Sublime Skin Intensive Serum.

Plastic Glossary

All the things you've always wanted to know about plastic, and never dared to ask.


This is a plastic that derives from renewable sources, such as sugar cane, corn starch, cellulose, glucose and vegetable oil. There are different types of bio-based plastic: recyclable or biodegradable. Important: Bio-based doesn’t mean biodegradable. Davines group is using bio-based plastic coming from

renewable sources like sugar cane, foodgrade and recyclable. The bio-based plastic we select is Bonsucro certified, which ensures the origin of the material

from responsibly managed sources.


It has high mechanical resistance, good rigidity and barrier to humidity and chemicals. Recyclable. Not currently available in food grade certified recycled version.


It is shock resistant and has good mechanical properties and impermeability to gases. It is used for the production of bottles and pots. It is one of the most easily selectable and recyclable plastics. The R PET recycled material maintains characteristics very similar to the virgin polymer. Aesthetically less homogeneous than the virgin material.


It has a good thermal resistance and high rigidity, it acts as a barrier to water vapour but not to gases. It is used for the production of pots, caps/lids. Recyclable. Not currently available in food grade certified recycled version.


Plastic generated from processed waste to be reintroduced into the value chain. Davines Group is using only 100% postconsumption recycled plastic (not from industrial waste). The advantage of using recycled plastic lies in the possibility of reducing the use of non-renewable resources, in a circular economy perspective. By recycling plastic, we maximize the value of this material, even at the end of its life cycle, and minimize its environmental impact by becoming waste. 

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