14 December 2022

Trivium's refill bottle for Boticario takes home a design award

By Trivium Communications
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Tiffany Schlarman
Tiffany Schlarman
Global Marketing Communications Director

Trivium’s refill bottle developed for Boticario has been recognized by Centro Brasil Design as a winner of the Design for a Better World Award. Our solution is a lightweight, easy-to-recycle, and user-friendly cologne refill bottle. This innovative packaging includes a patented dropper, designed to fit the original glass bottle.

Not only is this bottle visually appealing, but also sustainable. It contains up to 10% recycled content and saves 89% weight compared to the original packaging. Our use of direct printing removes the need for any secondary packaging. The brief for this project was based on concepts developed by Boticario's in-house design team that challenged suppliers to find a refill solution for the regular packaging. We were up for the challenge and developed a concept using a special aluminium bottle with a dedicated dropper to allow the end user to easily refill the regular glass. The concept was tested in Boticario's filling line and passed several protection tests including shelf life, vacuum, sealing, leakage, and transportation.

We conducted a lifecycle assessment to ensure that the new refill solution had a lower carbon footprint compared to other products available, usually made using plastics. Our packaging includes a QR code with product information and instructions for use, encouraging end users to recycle the packaging.

This project represents a successful example of improving performance and reducing environmental impact, while also improving consumer functionality with the intuitive use of the dropper. Thanks to the natural properties of aluminium, it provides protection against oxygen and UV light, as well as extends shelf life.

We are proud of the work we did for Boticario and look forward to continuing to create innovative and sustainable packaging solutions for our clients.