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C&T Green Summit Draws Worldwide Participation

Posted: April 22, 2008

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During the Q&A session, attendees got into a bit of a debate about green not necessarily equaling safer; this parallels the idea of natural not equaling safe. Overall, the audience and speakers seemed to agree that green is a term that is yet undefined and until there are rules put into place, such as for organic certification, the industry needs to be aware of the fact that consumers are also confused by all these certifications and logos on product packages. They could even be confused enough as to dismiss any logos on the label, making all the efforts happening behind the scenes futile. There was also a lot of talk leaning away from the term green except in the instance of green chemistry and more towards terms like bio-derived or sustainable/renewable.

Green Summit PowerPoint presentations are available at Cosmetics & Toiletries will once again visit the heavily debated topic of REACH at its REACH Summit: Revisited, on Nov. 12, 2008, in New Brunswick, N.J., USA. For more information on the C&T REACH Summit: Revisited, visit