Battery collectors made with recycled plastic

ilVespaio has partnered with Cosnova Italia, a well-known cosmetics brand, to develop battery collectors made with recycled plastic.

Recycling transparent polystyrene (PS) used in display stands

The collaboration focused on the recycling of transparent polystyrene (PS) used in the display stands for Cosnova’s Essence and Catrice cosmetic lines. The design team at ilVespaio repurposed these plastic inserts, transforming them into two functional and aesthetically pleasing battery collectors. These collectors have now been installed at the Cosnova Italia headquarters, symbolizing the company’s commitment to sustainability.

Through the use of Precious Plastic’s machines, the transparent PS was combined with red polyethylene from discarded caps. This created an intriguing translucent material speckled with color. The design of the collectors echoes the compact shape of Catrice nail polishes, featuring a sleek black cap with a practical small door for easy battery insertion.

This eco-conscious initiative successfully recycled approximately 4 kg of plastic, consequently preventing the emission of around 6 kg of CO2. Beyond their practical use, these battery collectors serve an educational purpose. It enhances public awareness of the importance of recycling and promoting the principles of a circular economy. Through such innovative projects, Cosnova Italia and ilVespaio are contributing to environmental preservation and paving the way for other companies to embrace sustainable practices. This is proof that creative and sustainable solutions to waste management exist within the cosmetic industry.

Battery collectors from recycled plastic