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Global cosmetics consortium launches for environmental impact assessment

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Henkel, L’Oréal, LVMH, Natura & Co and Unilever have announced the launch of a global consortium to develop an industry-wide environmental impact assessment and...

Defra’s plans to ‘unlock power of GE’ questioned by organic sector

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The announcement that Defra plans to overturn existing EU legislation and ‘unlock the power of gene editing’ (GE) in the UK has been met...

H&B VMS packaging to get sustainability overhaul

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Holland & Barrett (H&B) has outlined plans to reduce the size and weight of its own-brand plastic vitamin bottles as part of its commitment...

Sustainability before self-interest

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Following the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Sustainable Beauty Coalition (SBC), Jayn Sterland, chair, chats with Rosie Greenaway about the group’s fearless ambitions...

CMA publishes Green Claims Code to tackle greenwashing in the UK

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its Green Claims Code to help businesses understand how to communicate their green credentials while ensuring...

Swiss retail giant produces PET bottle made from carbon emissions

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Using technology developed by LanzaTech, Switzerland’s largest retail company Migros has produced what is claimed to be the world’s first bottle with PET made...

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Today, the three EU institutions – European Parliament, Council of the European Union and European Commission – signed a Joint Declaration officially instating 23...

56% of shoppers concerned about environmental impact of food packaging

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Last week’s Organic Fresh Produce Forum, run by Soil Association Certification, has highlighted increasing consumer concern about the eco credentials of organic product packaging. Online...

India launches Asia’s first Plastics Pact

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India has become the latest country to join WRAP’s Plastics Pact – the first nation in Asia – in a bid to reduce the...

Holland & Barrett bans sale of single-use beauty sheet masks

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In an announcement coinciding with the launch of the British Beauty Council’s British Beauty Week, Holland & Barrett (H&B) has stated it will no...

Reverse vending machines proposed for EU plastic bottles

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A new European Citizen’s Initiative is calling for supermarket chains to install ‘reverse vending machines’ to facilitate an EU-wide plastic bottle deposit return scheme. The...

Bulldog teams with First Mile for recycling scheme

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Bulldog Skincare has announced a new recycling scheme, launched in partnership with First Mile, to help consumers ‘navigate the complex recycling environment’. The scheme enables...

‘It’s what the planet would choose’: Organic September returns with key message

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The annual industry-wide Organic September campaign has launched for 2021, aligning all corners of the organic sector with one key message: Nature has the...

‘Plastic in product’ logo to mark plastic-free period products

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From July, the European Commission’s Single Use Plastic Directive (SUPD) rules that all disposable period products sold in the EU, even those containing no...

Time is ‘running out’ for climate change, warns CCC

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The Climate Change Committee (CCC) says ‘time is running out for realistic climate commitments’ after delays to the Government’s Ten-Point Plan. The CCC, which was...