Special Issue "Sustainable Public Health, Pharmacy and Environment"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Simona Gabriela Bungau
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Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea, postcode city 410087, Romania
Interests: pharmacy; pharmacology; public health; environmental health/ecology; one health; sustainability; medicine; analytical chemistry; clinical trials
Prof. Dr. Lotfi Aleya
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Guest Editor
National Centre for Scientific research (CNRS 6249), Université de Franche-Comté, postcode city F-25030, France
Interests: medicine; public health; environmental health/ecology; One health; pharmacy; pharmacology; sustainability; medicine; clinical trials; experimental studies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This volume aims to include works and research that address issues regarding the sustainability of the public health system and of the pharmaceutical system (which includes both state and private pharmacies), respectively the health of the environment, possibly with correlations between the three mentioned above. Therefore, this Special Issue focuses on two of the particular sustainable aspects of the "One health" concept, recognizing that the health of people is connected to the health of the environment.

Prof. Dr. Simona Gabriela Bungau
Prof. Dr. Lotfi Aleya
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • sustainable public health system
  • sustainable pharmacy
  • environmental health
  • sustainable “One health”
  • sustainability

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Sustainability Calculator: A Tool to Assess Sustainability in Cosmetic Products
Sustainability 2020, 12(4), 1437; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12041437 - 14 Feb 2020
Abstract
Assessing sustainability is extremely necessary and appears as an industrial need and requirement in order to facilitate decision making and to evaluate the impacts of existing strategies, products and technologies. Thus, the main goal of this research was to develop a sustainability calculator [...] Read more.
Assessing sustainability is extremely necessary and appears as an industrial need and requirement in order to facilitate decision making and to evaluate the impacts of existing strategies, products and technologies. Thus, the main goal of this research was to develop a sustainability calculator based on the opinion of experts that work in the different branches of the cosmetic industry, in order to cover the entire life cycle of a cosmetic product. A detailed survey in which all the steps of a cosmetic product life cycle were addressed, was designed and applied to cosmetic professionals. The data obtained with the survey was statistically analysed for the positive and negative impacts of each parameter on sustainability. The analysed data allowed the creation of a Microsoft Excel tool that mirrors the experts’ opinion. A proof of concept was also designed in order to prove the usefulness of the tool. The results show that there are no raw materials and/or packaging materials and practices, that can be considered 100% sustainable. However, with the appropriate strategies, it is possible to drastically decrease the impacts of any type of cosmetic product on sustainability. This is a promising tool that includes the three dimensions of sustainability in a simple, fast, objective and interactive way for the user. Its application will facilitate the work of the formulators and reduce the time of analysis and decision. Full article
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