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SUSTAINABILITY – A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PRODUCT DESIGN

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TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER 2018 

SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY – A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PRODUCT DESIGN

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Sustainability is a given today for most cosmetic businesses, if not all businesses, but what does it actually mean, and what steps should be taken to ensure that the industry is not just paying lip service to the concept in product development? In the setting of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the meeting will explore sustainability from the brand owner’s perspective and look at packaging issues, raw material sourcing and formulation. Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a dynamic conservation centre with an active sustainability policy. It has also been in the news headlines this summer due to its work with bear rescue.

Speakers 

Grant Mitchell (Croda) 
TURNING THE WORLD GREEN: HOW BIO-BASED INGREDIENTS BOOST SUSTAINABILITY 
Synopsis Traditional petro-based ethoxylates are known for their high-performance benefits but are derived from non-renewable sources, making them undesirable for formulators seeking to create more sustainable, bio-based formulations. Now, new bio-based ethoxylates offer the same high-performance benefits while supporting sustainability efforts due to their renewable bio-mass feedstocks. This presentation will demonstrate how using these sustainable materials can enable formulators to meet rising demand for bio-based formulations without sacrificing performance, with formulation examples demonstrating the impact of bio-based ingredients and the calculations involved.

Alex Thompson (Solupak)
ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SINGLE USE PLASTICS IN CLEANING PRODUCTS 
Synopsis  Solupak are specialist developers of products encased in water soluble film, one of our key drivers is to help end users in avoiding the need for single use plastics, with water soluble as one important solution to help to bring this about. We will briefly explore the changing consumer marketplace and attitudes and the general impact cleaning chemicals have on plastic usage. We will look at some ideas to reduce the plastic impact and explore the potential benefits of Solupak sachet system as well as alternative approaches.

Sam Farmer (Sam Farmer)
HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT? 
Synopsis A brand owner's perspective, operating in a sustainable environment

Meryem Benohoud (Keracol)
DESIGN OF SUSTAINABLE COSMETICS USING NATURAL COLORANTS FROM FRUIT WASTE   
Synopsis  At Keracol we work on the developments of sustainable alternatives to petrochemical-derived ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products. Consumer desire for a healthy life style is reflected in the products they use and as a result, plant-derived ingredients are being integrated in formulations for more sustainable cosmetic products.  Plants produce large quantities of metabolites with interesting and advantageous activities for applications in skin care, hair care and colour cosmetics. We will be presenting examples of our work and in particular the use of blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.) residual waste material from the UK juice industry as a source of anthocyanin colorants and their use in consumer products.

Time 12 noon - 4pm

Venue Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Brockholes Ln, Branton, Doncaster DN4 6TB

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