Cosmetics Cluster UK webinar series recommences. Let’s talk about the subject of this September webinar.
Cosmetics Cluster UK is partnering with Applied DNA Sciences, a member of its cluster, to bring you an insightful discussion around the need for traceability and sustainability within the cosmetic supply chain.
📅 Date : 30th September 2021
🕑 Time : 4.00PM – 5:00pm BST
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The main objectives of this webinar are :
-To share current best practices and to identify areas for future improvements.
-To improve understanding of the requirements of suppliers, brands and end customers.
Jane Evision of Cosmetics Cluster UK, will be the host of this event in the company of a panel of experts like:
– Joe Ceccoli: President, Biocogent LLC
– Dr Warren Bowden: Innovation and Sustainability Director, Scottish Leather Group.
– Dr Jo Greenwood: Technical Director, EMEA, Applied DNA Sciences
– Dr Barbara Brockway: Hon Education Sec. Trustee, Fellow & Hon. Member, and Past President of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists.
Dr Barbara Brockway, will be the moderator of this webinar. Here is an overview of what she penned to shed light on the topic.
“Consumers choose to buy sustainable products because they want to make a difference and logically, if say for example, ….. everyone only purchased sustainable palm oil, then there would be less pressure to destroy rainforests to create yet more unsustainable plantations. Our choices would go a long way to saving the Orangutans’ home. But sadly that is not the case.
Even with the RSPO’s best efforts, the rate of rainforest destruction continues unabated. The dark economy is driven by profit and does not care about rainforest habitat, human rights nor for climate change. The worrying thing is their products are not piling up, unsaleable in warehouses. These materials are readily finding their way into supply chains, despite the numerous audits being carried out and even with extra layers of checking by the various certifying bodies.
So how can you be sure that the materials and products you buy are genuine? The thriving dark economy is proof that trust and belief in your suppliers’ supply-chain security is not working. If you want to make a difference then you need to know for certain that, say, …. the material you buy as Organic certified, is Organic and not been exchanged or adulterated. Chemists can do wonderful things but they cannot quickly and easily distinguish between Organic materials and their counterparts or whether the palm oil came from a sustainable plantation or not.
One way to be sure is to tag your material at its source. Just as you know the suitcase on the airport luggage baggage reclaim carousel is yours by checking the luggage label, technology exists that allows you to use molecules to label raw materials. These molecular tags can carry code and so behave like barcodes that carry as much information as you need. They can, for example, contain information on the place, date and by whom a material was harvested or for synthetic materials, when and where it was made. (…) ”