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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...

Vegan Society report shows 97% of shoppers want more vegan cosmetics

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A new report by The Vegan Society has found that 97% of British shoppers want more vegan-verified cosmetics and toiletries, with 91% saying that...

The next wave of natural and organic beauty at Eco Life Scandinavia

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The demand for clean, natural, and organic beauty products continues to grow exponentially across Scandinavia. According to a recent survey by Statista, the revenue...

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...

HFMA awarded for COVID lobbying campaign

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The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) has been acknowledged by the Association for Excellence Awards for its efforts in securing ‘critical’ status for health...

Who’s Who in Natural Beauty 2021: celebrating sustainable superstars

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There’s never been a better time to celebrate natural beauty. After a rocky couple of years, the new normal is coming into focus –...

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...

Heura transforms Barcelona bullring into arena showcasing plant-based meats

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In a move designed to draw parallels between the cruelty of bullfighting and the consumption of animal meat, Spanish company Heura has used the...

Leading organic trade show returns to Madrid

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8-9 September saw the return of Spain’s leading organic event, Organic Food Iberia (OFI), as it presented its second edition in Madrid to an...

82% of Veganuary recruits sticking to new habits six months on

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Global organization Veganuary reports that six months on from its annual campaign, 82% of new recruits were still consuming 50% less meat and animal products. The results were released on 1 September following...

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...