The 13th edition of the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference once again shifted current topics of the natural and organic cosmetics industry into the focus and provided insights and future-oriented impulses through keynotes, presentations and discussion panels.
Harald Dittmar, chair of the COSMOS-standard AISBL and CEO of BDIH, one of the COSMOS founders, discussed the future availability of raw materials with Benedikt Bösel, Agricultural Economist, Founder and Managing Director Gut & Bösel, Michael Carus, Physicist, Managing Director nova-Institut GmbH and Dr. Mark Smith, Director General NATRUE.
How can we go beyond farming and change the paradigm in agriculture? What is achievable in compliance with organic cosmetic standards? What is the link between Organic cosmetics and CO2?
The discussion showed that the concept of „renwable carbon“ could have a big impact on sustainable production also for natural cosmetic ingredients generated from biomass CO2 and CO2 taken from the atmosphere.
As long as the definitions and criteria for naturalness are fulfilled also for production processes, the industry will be supported by COSMOS to provide CO2 based ingredients as alternatives to raw materials which are produced from fossil sources.
Harald Dittmar, CEO of BDIH
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