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EU Amends Ecolabel Requirements for Detergents and Cleaning Products

June 25, 2014

The European Commission has published amendments on previously approved EU Ecolabel Decisions regarding detergents and cleaning products.

These decisions have included the classification of readily-degradable surfactants as chronic category 3 (H412) or chronic category 2 (H411).

The changes have made it more stringent to earn the label “best 10 – 20%” environmental performance on the market.

Affected products include:

  • dishwashers
  • laundry detergents
  • hand dishwashing detergents
  • all-purpose cleaners
  • sanitary cleaners
  • industrial and institutional automatic dishwasher detergents
  • industrial and institutional laundry detergents