Is the Cosmetics Market Moving Towards a Cruelty-Free Future? | PL News

A weekly round-up of stories from around the globe. This week: is the cosmetics industry moving towards a cruelty-free future, how a rapid switch to renewable energy could put Paris goals within reach and the doubts behind ethical down. 

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Is the Global Cosmetics Market Moving Towards a Cruelty-Free Future?

As animal testing becomes a wider consumer concern and more governments implement bans, cosmetics companies are adapting.

Rapid switch to renewable energy can put Paris climate goals within reach

Increasing renewables to 36% of the global energy mix by 2030 would provide about half emissions reductions needed to hold warming to 2C, says International Renewable Energy Agency.

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The Luxury Sector Now Focusing on a Sustainable Future

For years, some major brands were more interested in greenwashing than investing in actual sustainable measures. But that mind-set has been changing, in large part because customers have demanded it.

China Hits Bumps on Road to an Internationalised Yuan

China’s latest measures to shore up its currency and plug an outflow of capital risk setting back the long-held goal for an internationalised yuan.

‘Ethical down’: is the lining of your winter coat nothing but fluff?

Down is wonderfully warm, but campaigners say the live-plucking of geese is cruel and prevalent. Companies have brought in new policies but doubts linger.

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Fossil fuel burning ‘postponing next ice age’

Climate change is altering global cycles to such an extent that the next ice age has been delayed for at least 100,000 years, according to new research identifying Earth’s deep-freeze tipping point.

Mobile’s biggest opportunity is not advertising or an app

Despite Google’s prediction that 85% of the top 100 retailers will have beacon technology in place by the end of 2016, true mainstream adoption is still a couple of years away.

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At retail’s ‘Big Show,’ a look at the tech merchants hope will keep them relevant

The show has been heavy on demonstrations and discussions of how to cater to newly-emerging shopping preferences and new technologies. 

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