Towards more sustainable products

To ensure sustainable development, it is important to assess the performance of products throughout their life cycle, i.e. from their design, manufacture and delivery to their use, disposal and/or recovery and reuse.

These assessments allow manufacturers to continuously improve the way their products are made and used, to ensure maximum efficiency and to reduce waste. One way the industry does this for example is by sourcing ingredients that offer better biodegradability. Another way is by using packaging that can be refilled or recycled and reused, or to develop formulas that provide optimal results with smaller volumes, thus reducing the size of the packaging and the amount of resources needed.

Click on the links to find out more about Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), Technological Innovations, Water, Biodegradability and Packaging and Disposal.

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