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

  • "Dishwasher detergents"
  • "Industrial and institutional automatic dishwasher detergents".
  • "Laundry detergents"
  • "Industrial and institutional laundry detergents"
  • "Hard surface cleaning products"
  • "Hand dishwashing detergents".

This study is being carried out by the Joint Research Centre's Directorate B - Fair and Sustainable Economy (JRC), on behalf of the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment (DG ENV).

The EU Ecolabel for detergents promotes the production and consumption of products with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, being awarded to the best performing products available in the market.

The EU Ecolabel criteria are based on the requirements addressed in the Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and the Council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel. They are defined on the basis of the environmental information derived from Life Cycle Assessment and product oriented environmental performance assessment studies. Several environmental, safety and functional aspects are considered. A core element during the EU Ecolabel development and revision processes is the continuous wide consultation with experts and stakeholders, e.g. manufacturers, supply chain industry, consumer organizations and NGOs

If you would like to be involved in the consultation process, please, register your interest. Registered stakeholders will be regularly informed about the progress of the revision.

The revision process has started. Further updates will be available soon.