North Yorkshire bio-based businesses join forces to launch new seaweed skincare range
Cosy Cottage Soap, a member of the BioYorkshire Industrial Advisory Group, is to join with the UK's first large scale seaweed farm, SeaGrown, based in Scarborough, to launch a range of natural and eco-friendly skincare products. The news was reported in the Gazette & Hearld last week. Steve Bagshaw CBE, chairman of the BioYorkshire Industrial Advisory Group, said: “The partnership between Cosy Cottage Soap and SeaGrown perfectly exemplifies how promoting the bioeconomy can benefit local enterprise, communities through the provision of work, and the environment.
“We are facing a huge climate crisis but are equally blessed with so many clever and innovative people working on solutions in the region. We are supporting them to do this and be commercially successful.
“Our goal is to make North Yorkshire carbon negative, of course achieving this aim brings environmental benefits but we believe it is only a truly sustainable goal if we can also create jobs and enterprise.”