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CTPA unveils cosmetics industry manifesto for general election year

By Rebecca Hitchon | 23 February 2024

As the UK heads towards a general election, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) is calling for the next government to develop a strategy for the cosmetics and personal care industry, to secure its continued growth. The UK trade association, which represents companies involved in making, supplying and selling…

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Decoded: Conscious beauty terms you need to note

By Rebecca Hitchon | 16 January 2024

Navigating the world of conscious and sustainable beauty can be tricky, with a wealth of terms used to describe products. For beauty pros sourcing products for their business, it can be a confusing process to decipher what these terms mean and whether they are used in a genuine way, or…

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Spread Christmas cheer sustainably: 3 ways to recycle festive items

By Guest Writer | 22 December 2023

Decorating the Christmas tree, wrapping gifts, and sending out greeting cards are some of the most cherished Christmas traditions, but after the festivities, how do you dispose of the excess? Gabriella Peace, marketing comms manager of UK Greetings, offers her take on how you can give your Christmas items a…

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Nail enthusiast, Tiger Taylor, launches biodegradable press-on nail range

By Scratch Staff | 29 November 2023

Painter & creative nail enthusiast, Tiger Taylor, has launched Claws: a range of press-on nails crafted from oxybiodegradable plastic, housed in fully compostable packaging. With a belief that great-looking nails shouldn’t compromise on sustainability, the Claws ethos is: ‘convenient, stylish and cost-effective nails that don’t cost the earth’. Tiger worked…

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ELEMIS to launch plastic-free, biodegradable sachets for cosmetics

By Rebecca Hitchon | 1 November 2023

Skincare brand, ELEMIS, has partnered with Xampla, creator of plant-based material brand, Morro, to develop plastic-free, biodegradable sampling sachets. Via the collaboration of the two British B Corp companies, the aim is to replace plastic materials traditionally used in cosmetic sachets with biofilm, within the next six months. This material…

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Titanic Spa recognised for sustainability efforts by Marie Claire Sustainability Awards 2023

By Callie Iley | 5 October 2023

Having achieved recognition in the Marie Claire Sustainability Awards 2023 for three years in a row, Titanic Spa has been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Best Sustainable Spa category. Based in West Yorkshire, eco-spa Titanic Spa scooped the award in 2021 and achieved ‘Highly Commended’ in 2022, before securing its…

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Sustainable Suppliers

3 steps to choose a sustainable supplier for your beauty business

By Guest Writer | 13 September 2023

Charlotte Scallon, head of sustainability & regulation at waste management company, Biffa, offers a three-step strategy to help businesses understand how to choose a sustainable supplier… Choosing a sustainable supplier that helps you meet your goals can be challenging, but the process should be energising, not daunting. Our three-step strategy…

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3 benefits Green Salon Collective can bring to your nail business

By Green Salon Collective | 15 August 2023

With clients seeking more eco-conscious products and services, your salon could become a leading sustainable business in your area with Green Salon Collective (GSC). Here are three key benefits to becoming a member… 1. Extra revenue & reduced commercial costs A poll last year by YouGov found that double the…

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Greenwashing

5 ways to avoid greenwashing as a small beauty business

By Guest Writer | 21 July 2023

UK Greetings details how small businesses can avoid greenwashing, a deceptive marketing technique where brands make misleading claims about their environmental practices… 1. Keep communication clear 77% of UK customers don’t understand what companies are claiming when they talk about sustainability. This can lead to confusion, such as customers believing…

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Sustainable Beauty Coalition unveils three co-chairs

By Rebecca Hitchon | 18 May 2023

The Sustainable Beauty Coalition (SBC), formed by the British Beauty Council in 2021, has announced three co-chairs, who will lead the Coalition’s strategy for the next year. Jo Chidley, Mark Smith and Oriele Frank will combine their expertise across packaging, certification and product sustainability to drive systematic sustainability development across…

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