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Lineup for 2010 Paris Edition of Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Announced

Posted: July 2, 2010

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Ido Leffler, co-founder of Yes To Carrots, will discuss the challenges and pitfalls of expanding distribution. Since its launch in 2007, Yes To Carrots has expanded distribution to over 25,000 outlets. Leffler will outline how his company has overcome major obstacles to successfully compete with mass market brands. A leading European retailer will share its experiences with natural beauty and outline its sustainability initiatives. Other papers look at the growth in e-tailing, social media and consumer insights.

The final session is devoted to Sustainable Packaging. The session opens by giving a broad overview of the various ways beauty companies can reduce their packaging footprint. The potential of biopolymers in beauty packaging applications is explored by Mirel Bioplastics, while a leading packaging firm looks at novel uses of recycled packaging in beauty products. Other papers cover eco-packaging designs, reusable packaging and novel applications. Aveda's John Delfausse from will share some of the company’s pioneering packaging initiatives.

Organized by Organic Monitor, the aim of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is to encourage sustainability in the beauty industry by bringing together key stakeholders and debate key industry issues in a high-level forum.