Revised detergent ecolabels proscribe microplastics and nanosilver

Many substances have been newly banned from domestic and professional detergents bearing the EU ecolabel

The extended list of substances banned from ecolabelled detergents includes those for industrial and institutional use. Photograph: lopolo/123RFRules governing the EU ecolabel for four types of detergent products have been substantially revised, banning a number of commonly used additives. New rules to facilitate recycling have also been set out.

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