Latin & North America: Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Outcomes

The Latin American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit drew to a successful close in São Paulo. A month earlier, the North American edition of the executive summit was hosted in New York. Almost 200 delegates attended these two editions of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Some of the key outcomes of the summits were… 1. […]

Russia: New Organic Regulation Introduced

President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law regulating production, storing and transportation of organic produce in Russia. The decree bans agrochemicals, pesticides, antibiotics growth stimulators and hormones. The new law, previously approved by both chambers of the Russian Parliament, will enter force on January 1, 2020. The regulation introduces references to “organic produce,”“manufacturer of […]

Chile: Government Bans Plastic Bags

Chile has become the first Latin American country to legally ban the widespread commercial use of plastic bags. The new legislation, approved by Congress and enacted by President Sebastián Piñera, gives small shops two years to adapt to a total ban. Larger business will have six months to stop using plastic bags. In the meantime […]