Call for applications for the ecotoxicity footprinting of cosmetics and detergents products.
You represent a company in the cosmetics or detergent sector, you want to calculate the ecotoxicity footprint for one or more formulations: the ADEME can help you financially for this project.
In its third phase, the COSMEDE project aims at implementing the characterization method previously developed. A call for application is launched to provide the possibility to calculate the ecotoxicity footprint of formulations. It concerns companies that produce or distribute cosmetics and/or detergents. Whether in the context of a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) already completed, or in a new evaluation framework, these companies can ask Cycleco to calculate the ecotoxicity footprint of one or more products and optionally to be trained. For this, they receive a financial aid of 50% from the ADEME.
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 work involving several teams of multidisciplinary researchers in the world. Parallel to the activities of the overall development of the model and the addition of new features by the USEtox Team, Cycleco worked since 2011 in 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.
Nevertheless, this application of the model requires adapting the methodology of characterization to products from different industrial sectors, to ensure transparency and traceability of characterization factors and develop new characterization factors of the chemicals’ ecotoxicity footprint.
For any further information, contact Emmanuel Maillard : email@example.com