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EU Ecolabel for Detergents



Welcome to the 'Detergents product group' website

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The criteria development process for this product group is finalised.

This is the project website for revision for EU Ecolabel criteria for six detergent product groups:

  • "Detergents for dishwasher"
  • "Industrial and institutional automatic dishwasher detergents".
  • "Laundry detergents"
  • "Industrial and institutional laundry detergents"
  • "All purpose cleaners and sanitary cleaners"
  • "Hand dishwashing detergents".

This study is being carried out by the Joint Research Centre's Directorate B - Growth and Innovation(JRC). The work is being developed for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment.

The EU Ecolabels for detergents promotes the production and consumption of products with a reduced environmental impact through the life cycle and it is awarded to the best performing products available in the market.

The EU Ecolabel  criteria are based on the requirements addressed in EU Ecolabel Regulation 66/2010. The criteria are defined on the basis of the environmental information derived from Life Cycle Assessment and product oriented environmental performance assessment studies. Different environmental, safety and functional aspects are considered.

During the EU Ecolabel development and revision continuous wide consultation is foreseen with experts and stakeholders, i.e. manufacturers, supply chain industry, consumer organizations and NGOs. Stakeholder involvement is a crucial part of this study. You can follow theprogress of the study through this website. By registering as a stakeholder, you can stay informed of latest additions to this site and engage in the consultation through responding to questionnaires and/or participation at stakeholder meetings.

If you would like to contact us directly, please see the contact details of the project team.

EU Ecolabel Survey

Remember to give your opinion on the EU Ecolabel: As part of a study to support the implementation of the EU Ecolabel regulation the European Commission and its contractor will gather information through a questionnaire. You can give your opinion by filling in the questionnaire: Ecolabel Survey

As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.