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Impacts of cosmetic products to be discussed in São Paulo

Organic Monitor has announced the agenda of the upcomingLatin American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Taking place in São Paulo on 14-15 September, the event will feature social and customer impacts, green ingredients, and marketing developments. “For the first time in Latin America, a summit will debate the social and safety issues of cosmetics in the context of sustainability,” explain the organisers.

The upcoming Latin American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit (...)

The upcoming Latin American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will take place in São Paulo on 14-15 September.

An update will be given of safety regulations for cosmetics in the EU, USA, as well as the implications to Brazilian companies. With a growing number of countries imposing bans on animal-testing methods, the Humane Society will discuss alternative methods. How likely is a ban in Brazil, and what developments are occurring in Asia?

With growing discussions about a circular economy, Guilherme Brammer from WiseWaste will question the future of cosmetics & personal care products in a shared economy. TerraCycle will give details of its recycling initiatives, especially how it is creating new products from packaging waste. Lena Peron, founder of Feito Brasil, will give some insights into how it is generating positive social value with its natural cosmetics.

The summit will also showcase sustainability best-practices in the (...)

The summit will also showcase sustainability best-practices in the cosmetics industry.

The summit will also showcase sustainability best-practices in the cosmetics industry. Paolo Goi from Davines will share the Italian brand’s raft of green initiatives. Marks & Spencer will give an update on its Plan A, including progress made so far. O Boticário, the second leading Brazilian beauty brand, will discuss the sustainability issues faced by companies in an economic downturn. Villaça Ramalho from the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development will highlight the implications of COP21 to the cosmetics industry.

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