Regarding the chemical reactions necessary to obtain ingredients of natural origin and synthetic ingredients, are authorized simple chemical processes, respectful of the environment and resulting in the formation of the most biodegradable substances possible. The number of chemical reactions should be limited as much as possible.

Bio-Earth-Durable thus advocates a Chemistry respectful of Man and the environment, "Green Chemistry", which encourages the use of renewable agro-resources and the optimization of processes (recovery of waste, savings of 'energy…). "Green Chemistry" is therefore fully in line with a sustainable development approach. The chemical processes used in the manufacture of the products covered by these standards must take into account THE PRINCIPLES OF “GREEN CHEMISTRY”


The concept of "Green Chemistry" was defined in 1998 by the American chemists Paul Anastas and John C. Warner, belonging to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). "Green Chemistry" is based on twelve principles, which aim to reduce or eliminate the use and formation of substances harmful to the environment or dangerous to human health, by favoring "clean" chemical processes, c that is to say environmentally friendly.

Ingrédients de synthèse autorisés :

Les agents neutralisants naturels ou issus de la chimie verte sont préconisés. Sont autorisés les substances existant à l’état naturel et reproduites à l’identique par voie de synthèse chimique, leur extraction de la nature étant difficile. Les réactifs indispensables des réactions de saponification, sont autorisés. Ce sont également des ingrédients qui, utilisés en très faible quantité, permettent la régulation du pH des formulations. Sont également autorisés les pigments et minéraux inertes (inorganiques) reconstitués, dans les cas où la quantité disponible à l’état naturel est insuffisante. Il est à noter que sont également autorisés les ingrédients synthétiques autorisés par la règlementation et dont le recours s’avère indispensable à la formulation.


Prevention: limit pollution at source rather than having to invest in sanitation or waste disposal.


Save atoms: design the syntheses so as to maximize the incorporation of the materials used during the process into the final product.


Design less harmful chemical syntheses: design processes using and creating substances that have the least impact on health and the environment.


Design safer chemicals: combine maximum efficiency with minimum toxicity.


Reduce the use of harmful solvents and auxiliaries and use harmless alternative substances.


Improve energy efficiency: minimize the energy needs of chemical processes by developing synthesis methods, for example at ambient temperature and pressure.


Use renewable raw materials: favor renewable (non-fossil) raw materials. This is the principle of Plant Chemistry.


Reduce the quantity of derivative products: favor synthesis routes that do not generate co-products, which can in particular generate waste.


Use catalysis: favor the use of catalytic reagents allowing very low concentrations to accelerate chemical reactions and limit the number of steps in the reaction processes.


Design non-persistent substances: take into account, from their conception, the mode of final degradation of chemicals.


Analyze the fight against pollution in real time: develop analytical methodologies to ensure monitoring and control in real time and during production, with the aim of preventing pollution.


Developing ever safer chemistry: choosing less dangerous substances to minimize the risk of chemical accidents, including releases, explosions and fires.

Authorized synthetic ingredients:


Natural neutralizing agents or those derived from green chemistry are recommended. Substances existing in the natural state and reproduced identically by chemical synthesis are authorized, their extraction from nature being difficult. The essential reagents for saponification reactions are authorized. These are also ingredients which, when used in very small quantities, allow the pH regulation of formulations to be regulated. Also allowed are inert (inorganic) pigments and minerals reconstituted, in cases where the quantity available in the natural state is insufficient. It should be noted that synthetic ingredients authorized by the regulations and whose use is essential for formulation are also authorized.