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Sustainability in Cosmetics Workshop

November 30, -0001

Intertech Pira held “Sustainability in Cosmetics 2008 “in Orlando, FL, Nov. 10-12, 2008. With so much uncertainty surrounding carbon footprinting and LCAs, there is an immediate need to understand what a carbon footprint and LCA are, and why taking on the task of determining your own is important. To that end, Shawn Blenis and Gary Parker, environmental experts in the area of conducting and preparing LCAs and carbon footprinting studies, conducted a workshop Nov. 10, preceding the conference. Participants learned how carbon footprints and LCAs are conducted, and the team of Mr. Parker and Mr. Blenis walked through several case studies that helped attendees better understand where the results come from and which factors impact them most.

The workshop presented a better understanding of how to get started on generating LCA and carbon footprints as well as utilized the results to improve sustainability, reduce environmental impact, and improve bottom line profit margin. Some of the highlights from the workshop included carbon footprinting focuses on CO2 emissions, LCAs measure multiple environmental factors including CO2 emissions, and reducing packaging and concentrate products to reduce CO2 emissions. Speakers also noted that reusable is only better if reused, and suggested that attendees consider purchasing or developing renewable energy sources. Finally, speakers noted that, “green projects result in green in your pocket.”
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