News 2017 / August

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ChemSec’s response to the EU detergent regulation consultation

In July ChemSec took part in a public consultation concerning the Detergents Regulation. DG Grow initiated consultation, which ended July 25, in order to assess the extent to which the objectives of the Detergents Regulation have been achieved in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU-added value.

The most important topics according to ChemSec were:

– More substances than surfactants needs to be biodegradable

– CMR 1A, 1B and 2 as well as strong allergens should be banned.

– Products for industrial and institutional use should fulfill the same phosphorus restrictions as consumer products (now there is no restriction)

– Microplastics in detergents should be banned.

> Click here to read ChemSec’s submission in full