Food waste: The entrepreneurs giving old ingredients a new lease of life

By Sarah Parsons 11-Aug-2017

Cosmetics Business explores how the beauty industry is helping to tackle the food waste crisis by turning leftover ingredients into beauty products

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure is a phrase that may not immediately spring to mind when thinking about the aspirational world of beauty, but a new wave of entrepreneurs are proving that the two can shine.

While consumers are continuously encouraged to recycle and pay more attention to food waste, roughly one third of the world’s food produced for human consumption gets lost or wasted every year – that’s approximately 1.3 billion tonnes.

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According to the UN, in monetary terms, that’s $680bn in industrialised countries ...

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