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Preservatives Project

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council’s (GC3) Collaborative Innovation Project Group

Announces the release of a

Need Statement & Development Criteria for New Preservatives
for Personal Care & Household Products


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Developed by the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) with contributions from:

Aubrey Organics

Colgate-Palmolive

Method

Aveda

Henkel

Procter & Gamble

BabyGanics

Johnson & Johnson

Seventh Generation

Beautycounter

L’Oreal

Unilever

Background on this GC3 initiative

The GC3’s Collaborative Innovation Project on Preservatives was launched with two goals in mind:

1.  To accelerate the commercialization of new, safe, effective preservative systems for personal care and household products; and

2.  To create a new model of pre-commercial collaboration whereby companies with common needs for new, safe chemicals, materials, or other technologies, can accelerate the development and scale-up of these technologies.

This document was developed through a collaborative and iterative process in order to:

  • Interest, motivate, and guide R&D within the chemical supplier, entrepreneurial, and academic communities to start and/or accelerate research, development and scale-up new, safe preservatives; and
  • To create a set of criteria to guide collaborative sponsorship of technology searches, R&D, testing, and evaluation.


The document articulates the need for new preservatives and provides a set of detailed development criteria for new preservatives, including performance, human and environmental health and safety, regulatory and other business factors. 

For more information on the document or the project or to offer feedback on the content, please email Monica Becker.