Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Paris 2014

The 6th European Sustainable Cosmetics Summit was held in Paris from 24th to 26th November 2014. At a time when people are becoming increasingly interested in sustainability it is often considered from an environmental perspective. But what about the social and economic pillars? Sustainability and innovation are inseparable, so what progress has been made in green technologies and green ingredients? Moreover, although sustainability appears to be a concern for numerous customers, the organic and natural cosmetics market in Europe represents only a 4% share of the total market. What are the marketing developments and the triggers that increase customer demand? All key topics were covered at this new edition of the European Cosmetics Summit, and here we present some of the highlights. Please read the report filed by Aude Rothschild.
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Winners of PEA Awards announced

Food traceability tops North American summit agenda

Second International Conference on Nutrition

Forum «Eco Beauty – natural and organic cosmetics» in Sankt Petersburg

Koppert cooperates with Urban Farmers

EOCC reception at BioFach 2015

Open letter warns Brits of GMO dangers

Symposium in Prague: Recent Advances in Food Analysis

USA: Textile Exchange conference a full success

Winners of the National Organic Award in Ireland

Organic cotton causes less environmental damage

Making the case for organic at Global Landscapes Forum

New rules allowing flexibility for EU countries to ban GMO crops

Quavera Alliance approves new members

Winners of 2014 Sustainable Beauty Awards

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BDIH comments on ISO guideline 16128

UAE: Health food stores on the rise

Health ingredients market is booming

IFOAM EU letter on organic aquaculture

What do consumers expect from natural & organic cosmetics?

International Conference on Sustainable World Food Supply

Compostable packaging assists expansion

Nordic Organic Food Fair reports 13% increase

iDomains launches .organic

UK: Waitrose switches speciality sugars to Fairtrade

Large GMO and pesticide study launched

DG Sanco responsible for Sustainable Food Communication

Monsanto pays for GM contamination

ICROFS puts focus on Hungary

Position paper on Commission proposal for new organic regulation

Organic regulation debate with Martin Häusling

Divine chocolate is UK’s favourite Fairtrade Product

European Parliament approves new commissioners

Environmental concerns can justify GMO bans!

UK: Highlights of the Soil Association annual conference

2014 Sustainable Beauty Award finalists announced

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