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Aveda, Whole Foods Win Sustainable Beauty Awards

Aveda and Whole Foods are among the 2014 Sustainable Beauty Awards winners, presented by Organic Monitor last week. Aveda took home the Sustainability Leadership award for pioneering sustainable raw materials, production, packaging, renewable energy and waste management. Whole Foods was the runner up for its various green initiatives including its … Read more »

Chemical Concerns Drive Natural, Organic Cosmetic Sales

Ninety percent of buyers of natural and organic personal care products in the UK are going out of their way to avoid products that contain synthetic chemicals, according to a Consumer Insights report by Organic Monitor. When asked to name specific chemicals they look to avoid, almost two-thirds of buyers … Read more »

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Cosmetics Industry Targets Consumer Behavior

Cosmetics companies need to address the environmental consequences of consumption if they are to significantly reduce their ecological footprints, Sustainable Cosmetics Summit organizers say. Measures including “green” makeup formulations, resource efficiency and packaging to reduce environmental impacts have little effect on the overall environmental footprint of cosmetic products, according to … Read more »

How to Make Trustworthy Environmental Claims

The ISO has outlined how its standards help manufacturers and consumer representatives ensure that environmental claims can be trusted. The organization’s free brochure, Environmental labels and declarations – How ISO standards can help, gives an introduction to the ISO 14020 series of standards for environmental labels and declarations. The standards provides businesses … Read more »

Food Eco-Labels to Proliferate in 2013

The number of eco-labels in the food industry is expected to continue to increase in 2013 and this proliferation could have adverse consequences, according to the research group Organic Monitor. Currently over 200 seals and logos represent some ecological, ethical, ingredient or sustainability attributes in the global food industry, Organic Monitor … Read more »