Detergent and cosmetics ecotoxicity footprint, ADEME supports the companies’ first evaluations!
You represent a company in the cosmetics or detergent sector, you want to calculate the ecotoxicity footprint for one or more formulations: the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) can financially help you for this project.
Call for applications
In its third phase, the Cosmede project implements the characterization method previously developed. A call for application was launched to provide the possibility to calculate the ecotoxicity footprint of formulations. It relates to companies that produce or distribute cosmetic and detergent products. Whether in the context of a Life Cycle Assessment already completed, or in a new evaluation framework, these companies benefit from the aid of an independent consultancy firm to calculate the ecotoxicity footprint of one or several products and to be trained to the products characterization. For this, they receive a financial aid of 50% from the ADEME.
The ecotoxicity footprint using the USEtox model
The assessment is performed with the USETOX model. This model, developed under the auspices of the « UNEP- SETAC Life Cycle Initiative », is the result of the work of several multidisciplinary researchers in the world. In parallel of the activities of the overall model development and the addition of new features by the USEtox team, Cycleco works since 2011 on the practical application of the model by industries. This practice is carried out through environmental labeling of ecotoxicity footprint of consumer products in France, for the sector of detergents, cosmetics and food.
This application of the model requires adapting the methodology of characterization to products from different industrial sectors, ensuring transparency and traceability of characterization factors and developing new ecotoxicity footprint characterization factors of not characterized chemicals.
For more information, please contact Emmanuel Maillard at: emmanuel.maillard(at)cycleco.eu