Does biodegradable mean environmentally safe?

Does biodegradable mean environmentally safe?

20 Nov 2019, 09:15 - 09:40

Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge

The plastic microbeads and the blue planet has awakened consumers to the environmental impact from using all sorts of products, including cosmetics, on the oceans and wildlife. Therefore water (water safe, water friendly) is becoming a growing trend in consumers mind, but what does it really mean for the industry and how do we measure it? Does biodegradable mean it is safe for the environment?

Dive in with me into the depths of biodegradability and environmetal safety.


  • Barbara Olioso



    The Green Chemist

    Dr Barbara Olioso is a doctor of chemistry with a passion and scientific interest in plant botanicals and sustainability applied to cosmetic...