News: Amendments to the EU Ecolabel criteria for Detergents
Commission Decision (EU) 2019/418 amending Decisions (EU) 2017/1214, (EU) 2017/1215, (EU) 2017/1216, (EU) 2017/1217, (EU) 2017/1218 and (EU) 2017/1219 was adopted on the 13th March and published in the Official Journal on 15th March 2019.
Friday, 22nd March 2019
Decision (EU) 2017/1217 (Hard Surface Cleaners) repealed and replaced Commission Decision 2011/383/EU for the product group ‘All-purpose cleaners and sanitary cleaners’. A transitional period of 18 months was allowed for producers of products awarded the EU Ecolabel on the basis of the criteria set out in Decision 2011/383/EU to adapt their products to comply with the revised criteria. This latest decision extends the transitional period for Hard Surface Cleaners to 30th June 2019.
Decision (EU) 2017/1219 (Industrial & Institutional Laundry Detergents) is amended to apply separate rules for calculating the critical dilution volume for PAP by using the degradation values of PAC because hydogen peroxide degrades to peracetic acid during the wash process.
The current derogation for PAP in Decision (EU) 2017/1218 (Domestic Laundry Detergents) is removed because it is mainly used as a bleaching agent in professional multi-component laundry detergents and is therefore unnecessary in the criteria for domestic laundry detergents.