TMI? EU Green Deal Stakeholders Debate Beauty Consumers’ Environmental Info Needs
European Green Deal initiatives require a balance to be struck in giving consumers more information about products’ environmental impacts while not overwhelming them or overburdening industry. Stakeholders discussed the issue of “empowering consumers” at Cosmetics Europe’s Annual Conference.
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