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Radisson Blu Joins Soap Recycling Program to Promote Shared Value
Radisson Blu Joins Soap Recycling Program to Promote Shared Value

PRESS RELEASE -   BRUSSELS (8 SEPTEMBER, 2016): Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is delighted to announce its new partnership with the Soap for Hope™ program, which recycles used hotel soaps to create fresh bars for distribution in local communities with limited access to hygiene and sanitation.  The Soap for Hope™ program works in partnership with Sealed Air, the leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. Soap for Hope™ was pioneered by Sealed Air to save lives by giving free soap to communities with limited access to soap, to create local entrepreneurs and to help hotels reduce waste through recycling.  

Henkel, BASF and Solidaridad support around 5,500 smallholders in Indonesia
Henkel, BASF and Solidaridad support around 5,500 smallholders in Indonesia

PRESS RELEASE - Joint press release   August 18, 2016     Supporting a sustainable palm oil industry   Henkel, BASF and Solidaridad support around 5,500 smallholders in Indonesia   When renewable raw materials such as palm oil and palm kernel oil are used, the main focus is on economic, environmental and social impacts along the entire supply chain

How BASF, Henkel Are Supporting Smallholders to Secure Supply of Sustainable Palm Oil
How BASF, Henkel Are Supporting Smallholders to Secure Supply of Sustainable Palm Oil

SUPPLY CHAIN - In recent years, palm oil has arguably become one of the world’s most ubiquitous and contentious raw materials in the consumer goods industry. When conventionally produced palm oil and palm kernel oil are used, there are significant economic, environmental and social impacts along the entire supply chain – from field to shelf. Small farms produce roughly 40 percent of the world’s palm and palm kernel oil; an important question for the oil-producing countries is how to increase the yields from the land already under cultivation.

Unilever and IFF Team Up with NGOs on Haiti Vetiver Project
Unilever and IFF Team Up with NGOs on Haiti Vetiver Project

PRESS RELEASE - International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) and Unilever have announced a new partnership with leading non-governmental associations (NGOs) to enhance the livelihoods of smallholder vetiver farmers in Haiti. Goals set for Vetiver Together, as the project is known, include sustainably improving food security, increasing yields and diversifying income, as well as working to support women’s empowerment and environmental conservation. The project is supported by the Enhancing Livelihoods Fund – a partnership between Unilever, Oxfam Great Britain and the Ford Foundation, and will be implemented by Heifer International.

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Kimberly-Clark’s U By Kotex Brand And Dosomething.Org Introduce Power To The Period To Benefit People Experiencing Homelessness
Kimberly-Clark’s U By Kotex Brand And Dosomething.Org Introduce Power To The Period To Benefit People Experiencing Homelessness

PRESS RELEASE - The U by Kotex brand and DoSomething.org kick off Power to the Period, the first-ever, national period products donation drive and second installment of the U by Kotex Period Projects – a groundbreaking series of projects, each inspired by a woman who shares the brand’s passion for creating real change.

BASF Launches New Global Pigments Brand
BASF Launches New Global Pigments Brand

PRESS RELEASE - BASF announced today the launch of its Colors & Effects brand, bundling BASF’s global pigments business. The new brand encompasses BASF’s distinct colorants and effect pigments portfolio, and serves customers across five key industries, including coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics, and agriculture. “To continue to grow and develop their business, our customers need a diverse selection of pigments and global expertise,” said Alexander Haunschild, Senior Vice President, Global Pigments Business. “In this competitive marketplace, we created a brand focused entirely on pigments to provide our customers with products and solutions from one single source.”

Sealed Air Corporation launches recycling programme ‘Soap for Hope’ in India
Sealed Air Corporation launches recycling programme ‘Soap for Hope’ in India

PRESS RELEASE - Sealed Air Corporation has launched the initiative 'Soap for Hope™', in association with Doctors for You, an NGO in Mumbai. Sealed Air aims to recycle used hotel soaps into fresh soap for distribution to local communities. In Mumbai, the joint workshop held by Sealed Air and Doctors For You provided a step-by-step demonstration of the soap-recycling process. The soap that will be distributed to slum dwellers and lower middle class families aims to promote hand-washing as an effective and inexpensive way to prevent diarrheal and respiratory diseases in developing countries.

Trending: Beauty, Packaging No Longer Need to Come at the Expense of Our Oceans
Trending: Beauty, Packaging No Longer Need to Come at the Expense of Our Oceans

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The ocean’s value has been estimated as high as $24 trillion, yet despite its inherent connections to the health and well-being of wildlife, humans, and the global economy, it continues to be overexploited and polluted. Scientists have estimated that a minimum of 5.25 trillion plastic particles are in the oceans, and some studies suggest that these contaminants can make their way all the way up the food chain.

Kimberly-Clark Ties Up With Charities Aid Foundation On Sanitation Drive
Kimberly-Clark Ties Up With Charities Aid Foundation On Sanitation Drive

PRESS RELEASE - Multi-billion dollar personal care products firm Kimberly-Clark is hoping to change the approach and impact of private sector initiatives in the sanitation space. Instead of building toilets, it has taken up refurbishing and rebuilding work on existing not-in-use toilets. The initiative, in partnership with not-for-profit Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, was launched on 28 April at a primary school in the Chandanhola area of Delhi. Called ‘Toilets Change Lives’, the initiative is part of the company’s global sanitation drive. In India, it covers 100 schools across five states—Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Maharashtra.

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EWG Verifies 125 Products with 'Best Manufacturing Practices'
EWG Verifies 125 Products with 'Best Manufacturing Practices'

MARKETING AND COMMS - Over 125 cosmetics and personal care products from 14 brands have earned the Environmental Working Group (EWG)’s new verification. The EWG VERIFIED™ program aims to help customers quickly and easily identify products that meet strict ingredient standards and are “produced with the best manufacturing practices.” The program was announced in October and has quickly grown to include cosmetics such as foundations, blushes, eye shadows, eye liners, lipsticks and lip glosses; skin care products including cleansers and moisturizers; shampoos, soaps and deodorants; and more.

The Body Shop Marks 40th Year with Pledge to Be World's Most Ethical, Sustainable Global Company
The Body Shop Marks 40th Year with Pledge to Be World's Most Ethical, Sustainable Global Company

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - To mark its 40th anniversary, The Body Shop has unveiled a pioneering global CSR strategy that will underpin all aspects of company operation. The new commitment will reaffirm the global cosmetics brand’s positioning as a leader in ethical business and will define its next stage of development. The commitment, entitled Enrich Not Exploit™ - which will support The Body Shop in its aim to be the world’s most ethical and sustainable global business - is an extensive program of global activity and measurable 2020 targets that touches all areas of the business.

Report Exposes Failures of Fragrance Industry's Self-Regulated Safety Policies
Report Exposes Failures of Fragrance Industry's Self-Regulated Safety Policies

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A report released Thursday by national women’s health non-profit Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) exposes the failings of the fragrance industry’s self-regulated safety program.

New EWG Verification Identifies Personal Care Products Free of Toxic Ingredients
New EWG Verification Identifies Personal Care Products Free of Toxic Ingredients

MARKETING AND COMMS - Environmental health non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) has launched its new verification program to help consumers quickly and easily identify consumer goods that do not contain toxic ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED: For Your Health™ mark will appear on personal care products and cosmetics that meet criteria set by EWG scientists.

Unilever, Walgreens Teaming Up to Fund Clean Water in Kenya
Unilever, Walgreens Teaming Up to Fund Clean Water in Kenya

COLLABORATION - A remote village in Kenya could have access to 15 million gallons of clean water by the end of the year — funded by Unilever shampoo, deodorant and body wash sales at Walgreens.

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Seventh Generation Detergents Join Target’s ‘Made to Matter’ Collection
Seventh Generation Detergents Join Target’s ‘Made to Matter’ Collection

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Seventh Generation, which makes eco-friendly household and personal care products, on Monday launched a new line of laundry and dishwasher detergents designed to save consumers energy and money, while also helping to protect and care for the environment.Each product in the so-called “Energy Smart” line is formulated with advanced enzyme technology to give the same performance in cold and hot or warm water. This allows consumers to clean dirty dishes and clothes effectively, the company says, all while using low energy settings on their washing machines and dishwashers.

Trending: Biobased Microbeads, Flexible Foams Could Offer Renewable Materials for Hundreds of Products
Trending: Biobased Microbeads, Flexible Foams Could Offer Renewable Materials for Hundreds of Products

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - TerraVerdae BioWorks, an industrial biotechnology company developing advanced bioplastics and environmentally sustainable biomaterials, announced Monday that it has successfully achieved key milestones for the commercial production for its line of Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)-based biomaterials. These include 10,000-liter production runs of its line of biodegradable, natural microspheres for use in personal care and cosmetic products.

How to Use Internal Competition to Drive Sustainability Engagement, Innovation Across a Company
How to Use Internal Competition to Drive Sustainability Engagement, Innovation Across a Company

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As part of L’Oréal’s global sustainability program called Sharing Beauty With All, the company has pledged that by the year 2020, 100 percent of its products will have an environmental or social benefit. To help make that commitment a reality, L’Oréal is calling on its employees, at every level and across every function, to contribute their own innovative solutions. The L’Oréal Beauty Shaker Awards is the company’s annual internal innovation competition, and in 2014 — the program’s fifth year — sustainability was the name of the game.

SC Johnson First CPG Brand to Disclose Product-Specific Fragrance Information to Consumers
SC Johnson First CPG Brand to Disclose Product-Specific Fragrance Information to Consumers

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In an effort to expand the transparency of its products, SC Johnson announced this week that it will disclose product-specific ingredients of its fragrances, beginning with Glade®. Other SC Johnson brands including Pledge®, Windex®, Shout® and Scrubbing Bubbles® will follow. Consumers will be able to access fragrance information on WhatsInsideSCJohnson.com or by calling 800-558-5252. Ingredient information is available down to .09 percent of the product formula, or the top 10 ingredients when there are at least 20 ingredients – whichever provides the most information.

How UL Environment Is Helping Industry Develop Credible Claims Around Product Chemical Safety
How UL Environment Is Helping Industry Develop Credible Claims Around Product Chemical Safety

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - On Tuesday evening, I had a chance to speak with Dr. Angela Griffiths, Director of the UL Environment Advisory Services group in the Activation Hub at SB ’15 San Diego. She shared with me the newest research and recommended best practices for assessing product health risks associated with chemical content.

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Trending: Gold-Plated Onions and 3D-Printed Skin — the Next Wave of Human Tissue Technology?
Trending: Gold-Plated Onions and 3D-Printed Skin — the Next Wave of Human Tissue Technology?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Every day seems to bring new uses for 3D printing – earlier this week, NASA announced a competition to design 3D printing settlements for deep space. Now, L’Oréal has revealed plans to 3D print human skin.

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