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Program Overview

The North American edition of the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit comprised three dedicated sessions and two interactive workshops.

Tuesday 2nd May: Day One

Session One: Sustainability & Marketing Update

Session Two: Outlook for Green Labels

Session Three: Advances in Sustainable Ingredients

 

Wednesday 3rd May: Day Two

Workshop I: Green Surfactants for Cleaning Products

Workshop II: Lowering Environmental Impacts

 

Detailed Program

Tuesday 2nd May: Day One

Session One: Sustainability & Marketing Update

The premier session gives an update on sustainability in the cleaning products industry. What are the main health and environmental impacts of cleaning products? What practical steps can be taken to reduce these impacts? What is the role of metrics in addressing these impacts and advancing sustainability? What case studies can be given of natural brands riding the green wave? What do consumers look for in natural cleaning products? Such questions will be addressed in this session.

 

Session Two: Outlook for Green Labels

Green labels have started to make headway on cleaning products. Initially introduced to represent natural products with low health risks, new schemes are emerging that represent environmentally-friendly products and / or other sustainability aspects. This session gives an update on green labels and standards, giving details on some of the most popular schemes. A leading natural food retailer will give details of its screening criteria for cleaning products. With a growing number of companies looking to develop natural home care products, a leading brand shares its experiences in formulating natural cleaning products.

 

Session Three: Advances in Sustainable Ingredients

This session covers important developments in sustainable ingredients for cleaning products. The role of green chemistry in creating innovative products is outlined, followed by developments in sustainable feedstock. With the detergents industry looking at renewable materials, what new sustainable sources are emerging? How do these sustainable sources compare with conventional feedstock? An update is given on bio-based surfactants and novel green chemicals for cleaning products. The session adjourns with featured speakers discussing the path to sustainable detergents. What are the obstacles to creating detergents for sustainability? How could they possibly be overcome?

 

Wednesday 3rd May: Day Two

Workshop I: Green Surfactants for Cleaning Products

This workshop focuses on the growing range of green surfactants available for cleaning products. Practical guidance will be given on their use in product formulations.

The workshop will begin with a discussion on the role of surfactants, and the issues surrounding conventional (synthetic) surfactants. Factors behind the move towards green materials will be outlined, followed by details of the various types of green surfactants available. What green surfactants are emerging from bio-based materials? What naturally derived surfactants exist? What green blends are being used? What are the sustainability issues associated with raw materials?

The technical and performance issues when using green surfactants in cleaning product formulations will also be discussed.

 

Workshop II: Lowering Environmental Impacts

This workshop aims to help cleaning product brands and ingredients firms gain a better understanding on how to measure and reduce their environmental footprints. 

The first part of the workshop gives a general introduction to the use of metrics to measure environmental impacts. Details will be given on the product life-cycle and the contribution of raw materials, production processes, distribution & logistics, consumption and post-use. The second part of the workshop will highlight various ways to reduce these impacts, using practical examples.

 

Please contact us for the detailed summit agenda.

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