Cosmetics & Sustainability

Cosmetics & Sustainability

What exactly is sustainability?

It is a simple concept: everything needed for health and survival needs can be extracted from Nature.

The idea behind sustainability is to promote a healthy, mutual relationship between humans and our environment.

“Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency writes.

Resources are an inherent part of any economic system. They supply the raw materials for making most consumer products.

While the purpose of sustainability is to use natural resources, its other intention is to ensure that those raw constituents are replenished and removal rates do not exceed re-growth.

This year in New York City from May 16 through 18 will be the 4th annual North American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit.

“For the first time, a cosmetics summit will discuss methods to reduce the environmental impact of cosmetic products by using green ingredients and encouraging responsible consumption,” the Natural Products Association recently announced.

“Focal themes of this new edition are novel green ingredients, marketing developments and consumer behavior.”

According to the Association’s web site, the two-day conference will include five areas of discussion which are: sustainability initiatives, novel green ingredients; marketing developments; CEO roundtable; and consumer behavior as listed.

This year’s workshop will address how to formulate products with green ingredients, or eco-friendly materials.

Owners, retailers, distributors, investors, financiers and members of industry organizations are all welcome and encouraged to attend this event.

“The aim of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is to encourage sustainability in the beauty industry by bringing together key stake-holders and debate key issues in a high level forum,” said the Association.

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