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At recent European and Asia-Pacific events, a number of speakers suggested that consumer behavior was becoming a major barrier to sustainable development in the beauty industry.
What a “green issue” we have! This goes not just for Cosmetics & Toiletries but the industry and world in general.
Standards for organic or natural products are largely the same, although some pertain to “natural” while others do “organic.” Each program and seal is intended for a given region, which should be taken into account when targeting specified markets. Here, the author reviews the most recognized natural and organic certifiers and seals around the globe.
To commemorate the International Day for Biodiversity, May 22, 2013, the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) has published the report of this year’s Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference, which focused on how biodiversity is reshaping the beauty industry.
Organic Monitor's Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, taking place in New York City May 16–18, 2013, will explore how the environmental impact of cosmetic and personal care products, juggling environmental and social issues in sustainability programs, and green ingredient alternatives.
Clariant has launched EcoTain, its life cycle and a label that allows it to assess the protection of human, environmental and ecological health of its products over the value chain and clearly identify what products fulfill those requirements.
The International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association A.I.S.B.L. (NATRUE) has teamed up with the International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS) to launch an accreditation program for the NATRUE Label.
Three global companies headquartered in the United States—Walmart, The Hershey Company and Citigroup—have become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organization that aims to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil in the world.
Research conducted by Organic Monitor suggests that natural and organic cosmetic brands are not living up to their marketing claims, that some fair trade organizations are not using strict requirements and that content of natural ingredients varies by geographical region. The company assessed more than 50 international brands of natural cosmetic products and ranked them in terms of their naturalness.
Non-profit organization Green Seal Inc. has created GS-50, reportedly the first US certification standard for cosmetic and personal care products that covers the whole product life cycle.