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Green Aspects of the Beauty Industry Strengthened in 2008

Posted: December 30, 2008

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The concept of carbon footprint measurement also came to the foreground earlier this year with the publication of a standard by the Carbon Trust, Defra and BSI British Standards. PAS 2050 was designed to provide companies with a consistent method of calculating the carbon emissions involved in a product or service throughout its lifecycle, from raw material sourcing to product disposal.

Eco-consumer makes a mark

It is clear from the growth of the market for organic, natural and fair trade that the ideals of the eco-consumer are beginning to make their mark. The industry is reacting with a plethora of standards, certificates and regulations, however whether this will in turn boost sales remains to be seen.

CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com, December 19, 2008