Cleaning products summit launched

September 10, 2015 2:32 pm Published by

The first-ever sustainability summit dedicated to cleaning products has been unveiled. Taking place in Paris on 20-21 October, the premier edition of the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit will tackle the major technical and marketing challenges associated with green home care products. 

The summit kicks off with a keynote from the sustainable home care brand, Ecover. Amarjit Sahota, founder and president of Organic Monitor, will present the latest data on the European market for green household cleaning products. An update will be given on market trends and developments, as well as industry challenges and future projections. Other papers will cover ethical retailing, green consumer behaviour, and case studies from home care brands and ingredient firms.

The green formulations session will give an update on the growing array of green ingredients available for home care product formulations. Sylvie Morcillo, director of Eco-Garantie, will describe the certification landscape for home care products. Which are the leading standards for natural and organic home care products? What sustainability standards are emerging? The leading French green home care brand Etamine du Lys will state how it overcame the formulation challenges to produce certified products. The session will also give an update on sustainable surfactants, green fragrances, cleaning enzymes, and novel chemicals for home care products.

Judi Beerling, head of technical research at Organic Monitor, will conduct a workshop on green surfactants and emulsifiers. She will give details of the green materials that can replace synthetics in home care and personal care formulations. Guidance will be given to formulators and product developers looking to develop stable and effective formulations using these green materials.

Xavier Vital, global environmental services manager and innovation and product development manager at SGS, will host a second workshop on environmental impacts. The workshop will guide home care brands and ingredient firms on how to reduce their environmental footprints. Vital will give life-cycle analysis data for home care and personal care products, stating impacts at the various stages. Practical advice will be given to companies on how to develop ‘reduced impact’ products.

Organic Monitor has launched the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit to encourage sustainability in the cleaning care products industry. Amarjit Sahota said: “Home care brands have been slow to develop green formulations and adopt standards compared to the personal care and food industries. By tackling the major technical and marketing issues in this premier edition, we hope brands will start cleaning up their formulations.”

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