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 	US House passes statute making non-flushable wipes labeling binding
US House passes statute making non-flushable wipes labelling binding

13th Jun 2024

The US House of Representatives recently passed legislation to protect water infrastructure by making it mandatory for manufacturers of non-flushable wipes to print ‘do not flush’ on their containers. The legislation will now move to the Senate for voting. The country’s Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) applauded the passage of Act.

US’ Kimberly-Clark pledges to be 100% natural forest free beyond 2030
US’ Kimberly-Clark pledges to be 100% natural forest free beyond 2030

6th Jun 2024

Kimberly-Clark pledges to be 100 per cent natural forest-free beyond 2030, highlighting progress in sustainability goals like reducing plastics and GHG emissions. Investments in renewable energy and sustainable products are key. Collaborations with UNICEF aim to improve child health and well-being globally, with over $24 million provided since 2015.

US state Vermont bans multiple toxic chemicals in menstrual products
US state Vermont bans multiple toxic chemicals in menstrual products

3rd Jun 2024

Phil Scott, governor of US state of Vermont, has signed into law the first-ever ban on phthalates, formaldehyde, mercury, lead and 13 other harmful chemicals and chemical classes in products related to personal care, incontinence and menstrual hygiene. The law establishes a community engagement plan to educate marginalised populations on harmful...

Kimberly-Clark to stop production in Nigeria 2 yrs after starting unit
Kimberly-Clark to stop production in Nigeria 2 yrs after starting unit

3rd Jun 2024

Two years after US diapers and sanitary pads firm Kimberly-Clark invested $100 million to restart operations in Nigeria, it will close its Ikorodu production unit. The decision is attributed to dire economic conditions, high energy costs, expensive raw materials and low customer demand. The firm’s operations in Nigeria began in 2012 and had stopped ...

Japan’s Zuiko's partnership to develop diaper recycling technology
Japan’s Zuiko's partnership to develop diaper recycling technology

31st May 2024

Zuiko Corporation partners with Takeei Corporation, Soma city, and Yamagata University to develop recycling technology for used diapers, addressing environmental challenges in Japan. The collaboration aims to establish a pilot project in Soma City, focusing on converting diaper waste into fuel and promoting a recycling-oriented, decarbonised society.

Soft N Dry commences operations in Brazil
Soft N Dry commences operations in Brazil

31st May 2024

Soft N Dry Diapers and its subsidiary Soft N Dry de México have expanded to Brazil, targeting eco-conscious consumers with sustainable diaper products. It includes B2B white label offerings, a partner portal for OEM manufacturers, and a 'Last Mile' Retail Network. The move aims to meet demand for high-performance, eco-friendly items at affordable...

First Quality to invest $418 million to expand footprint in Macon
First Quality to invest $418 mn to expand footprint in Macon

29th May 2024

American company First Quality Baby Products will invest $418 million in expanding its operations in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, creating 600 new jobs. This expansion reflects the company's commitment to innovation and growth in the diaper market, with plans to increase manufacturing capacity for baby diapers and training pants by 50 per cent.

US’ DYPER appoints Giusy Buonfantino as New CEO
US’ Dyper appoints Giusy Buonfantino as New CEO

29th May 2024

Giusy Buonfantino, former global CMO of Kimberly-Clark, has been appointed as the CEO of Dyper, a leading eco-friendly baby care brand. With extensive experience in consumer goods and brand leadership, Buonfantino aims to drive Dyper's growth, focusing on sustainability and product innovation. Her tenure begins May 28, succeeding Sergio Radjovic.

Belgium’s Ontex launches Stop&Lock anti-leak technology in baby care
Belgium’s Ontex launches Stop&Lock anti-leak technology in baby care

28th May 2024

Ontex introduces Stop&Lock anti-leak technology in baby diapers, featuring front and back barriers to prevent leaks. Successfully launched in North America, it enhances baby comfort and addresses parental concerns about leaks, particularly poo explosions. It aims to support parents with helpful and affordable solutions, aligning with their...

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