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Period: October 15, 2012 to November 1, 2012
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For Beauty Brands, Market's Viability Outweighs Challenges In Going Organic

Cosmetics manufacturers planning to produce beauty products that include organic ingredients have to consider many issues in order to ensure success in the organic beauty market. There are various standards and certifications bodies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program, and industry-initiated groups, such as NSF International, Oregon Tilth, and Ecocert/Cosmos in Europe. These challenges, however, are outweighed by the viability of the organic beauty market. Also, including organic ingredients enhances a beauty product's marketability. 

"The Lure of Organic Ingredients", GCI Magazine , October 26, 2012

EU Fisheries Reform Needed To Prevent Disastrous Drop In Harvest Over Next Decade

Fishing fleets in the European Union will haul in 30 percent less fish by 2022 than in 2009 unless fish populations are managed sustainably, a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund warns. To prevent a disaster of this magnitude, WWF says robust regulatory reform is needed. The European Parliament supports a call from the EU executive to revamp the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), but will not adopt the position until January. WWF says if EU lawmakers implement robust fisheries reform, and allow stocks to return to “sustainable levels,” fisherman could harvest 2.8 million tons (80 percent) more fish in EU waters, providing an extra €2.1 billion a year in income.

"Current EU fisheries policy is unsustainable, study says", Press release, EurActiv, October 16, 2012

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Sustainable Expansion Is Key Strategic Goal For Unilever And Dutch Dairy Supplier

Royal FrieslandCampina, a Dutch supplier of baby and infant food, milk-based drinks, and other dairy products and ingredients, and Unilever have extended their relationship with an agreement to develop and promote sustainable production, packaging and logistics. One of Unilever’s key strategic goals is to double their size while cutting in half their global environmental impact. FrieslandCampina is also committed to sustainable expansion and said its member dairy farmers are involved in various projects to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The company is Unilever’s preferred partner for ingredients used in the business-to-business markets such as butter, butter oil, cream in aerosol cans, as well as ingredients for ice cream, soups and sauces and other foods.

"Unilever and Royal FrieslandCampina sign global partnership to drive sustainability and innovations in dairy", Press release, Royal FrieslandCampina, October 29, 2012

Unilever Calls On Recyclers To Help Design Sustainable Packaging

Unilever global packaging sustainability director, Louis Lindenberg, called on the waste management industry to collaborate with his company and other manufacturers to improve the recyclability of packaging. Speaking at the LARAC conference, Lindenberg said that while his company is working to improve the sustainability of packaging, input from waste recycling firms is needed. He also said that even the smallest of changes in packaging can have a significant impact on sustainability.

"Unilever calls for engagement from waste industry", letsrecycle.com, October 21, 2012

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