“Planet Friendly Paint with a Purpose” - 'Young Innovators Programme' In focus


Ameenah BegumFounder - Cos Colours

Time & Location

Wednesday: 15.40 to 16.30, Stage 3

About this presentation

“Planet Friendly Paint with a Purpose”

Cos Watercolours deliver an alternative route to waste produced by the cosmetics industry by bridging the gap between waste and art by upcycling waste make-up into a functional paint. It provides the cosmic shimmer found in cosmetics in the form of a travel friendly set of watercolours. When items are dropped, damaged and discontinued they are no longer sold on shop floors and sent to landfill. By focusing on one element of these products at a time and finding the value in it, a new life can be given to colour cosmetics before considering disposal, making an impact on a national scale and encouraging other retailers to do the same.

A feature ‘closing session’ to the CHEMUK Day 1 (Wed 15) programme illuminates some of the exciting innovations coming through Innovate UK’s ‘Young Innovators Award Programme’, run in partnership with The Prince’s Trust.

Come along and listen to a selection of quick-fire presentations from just a selection of bright and talented young entrepreneurs, already turning heads with innovative, topical and highly-investable projects. Examples chosen will be of particular relevance to the chemical, materials & life sciences sectors.

Hosted by Dr Neil Calder, Engineered Capabilities Ltd

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