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The Last Word: Sustainable Beauty in Naturals—Ylang-ylang and Vanilla

Jeb Gleason-Allured

During a presentation at Givaudan's Manhattan offices, executive vice president Cosimo Policastro stressed that a sustainable fragrance industry cannot add manmade waste to the earth's crust, deforest its surface, harm its water supplies, nor rely indefinitely on petrochemicals. What the industry must do, he concluded, is harness green chemistry to find new sustainable ingredients, improve yields in natural and synthetic ingredient production, and use less biomass to produce more material. Most of all, a sustainable industry must meet the needs of the earth's people.

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