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ChemUK 2024

We are excited to participate in this year’s ChemUK at the NEC in Birmingham on 15th - 16th May. It is always a great place to meet new connections and catch up with organisations in our network such as CPI, IBioIC, BBIA, BCA, BDC to name but a few! Our booth is Q116 and directors and members will be on hand to chat about our activities, membership and projects.


We are hosting a mini-conference on 15th May, 12:00 - 13:20 on Stage 2  ‘Sustainable Beauty, Circular By Design - Applying LCA to beauty and personal care products’. The session is hosted by Gill Westgate and chaired by Professor Rachael Rothman of University of Sheffield with speakers from No 7 Beauty Company, Orean Personal Care, Flex-Sea and Addible.

Earlier in the day, the BCA is focussing on developing sustainable ingredients in their session, which we're sure will be of interest to many of our subscribers.




12:00 Welcome

Dr Gill Westgate, CCUK


12:05 Introduction to the topic

Professor Rachael Rothman, Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering, University of Sheffield


12:15 Examples of improving the sustainability impact of beauty products from No 7 Beauty Company

Steve Owen, Sustainable Packaging Materials Manager, No 7 Beauty Company

LCA from the brand perspective


12:25 The importance of LCA in manufacturing

Laurie Gerrish, Sustainability and Compliance Manager, Orean Personal Care

From raw materials’ impact to choosing the right packaging, how credentials like BCORP can help manufacturers demonstrate they are doing the right thing


12.35 Nature based packaging - Present and Future

Sunny Ubale, Commercial Lead, Flex-Sea

Leveraging bioeconomy solutions within a circular economy strategy


12.45 Towards more sustainable cosmetics through green chemistry

Professor James Clark, University of York/Addible

Using green chemistry to bring more sustainable solutions - drivers for change and how Green Chemistry can help us to achieve environmentally beneficial and cost-effective improvements across the lifecycle of chemical products


12.55 Summarising comments

Professor Rachael Rothman and Q&A panel with all speakers


13.20 Close of session


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