European and domestic legislation requires that certain ingredients in detergents and other household and industrial cleaning products meet strict standards for biodegradability
The law also requires information to be provided on the labels of products to advise consumers as to the concentration, in percentage ranges, of these ingredients, and also of the presence of certain allergens.
We have carried out a project examining the labelling of detergents and cleaners and have informed manufacturers and suppliers whose products were found to be incorrect and have advised them of how to rectify their labels.
- Health & Safety Executive
The Chemicals Regulation Directorate is part of the Health and Safety Executive, and their web site provides information on the detergents legislation.
- International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE)
The International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products is the trade body that represents manufacturers of cleaning products.