Detergent industry initiative to reduce packaging

Despite the recent advances made by the detergent industry in reducing packaging and chemical usage in selected products, supermarket shelves - and even more so the professional cleaning market - are still dominated by traditional products. The Soap and Detergent Industry Association (SDIA) is looking to rectify this with a new packaging code of practice.

Many novel resource conserving and waste reducing packaging designs have been introduced in the household cleaners sector in the past two years. They include a refill pouch for Ariel Liquid (ENDS Report 197, pp 28-29), Tesco's refill carton packs (ENDS Report 204, pp 24-25 ) and Ariel detergent liquid bottles whic

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