The concepts of embodied carbon, zero waste, and deconstruction and reuse often run on parallel tracks.
At a time when there is an urgent need to act more transparently, organizations across the globe are under mounting pressure to integrate more sustainable practices throughout their supply chains to limit unnecessary waste and conserve the use of resources. Doing so is no easy feat. In a world that is undeniably reliant on expansive, complex supply chains, embedding end-to-end sustainability is a major undertaking. That said, those that do so successfully are likely to create long-term value by better enabling productive and efficient operations.
The desire for sustainable products is an ever-expanding global trend, which has slowly permeated all areas of commerce over the past few years. This trend has traversed disciplines and marketplaces, from the food and drinks industry to fashion. And health and beauty is no exception. There are four key consumer macro trends that seem to stand out within the industry.
The first: ‘Clean beauty’. This movement gathered momentum in 2019 and has really gained traction in 2020, with lots of huge brands partnering with sustainable beauty brands. A great example is Ultra Beauty who recently announced a partnership with clean retailer Credo and will now feature brands such as Innersense Organic Beauty and One Love Organics.
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Supermarket chain Aldi has strengthened its efforts to cut down plastic waste production by introducing a ban on single-use plastic bags.