New detergents group revives eco-labelling dispute

Twenty small European detergent manufacturers have formed the Environmental Detergent Manufacturers Association (EDMA). Their first move will be a campaign against what they regard as the undue influence of major producers on proposed EC eco-labelling criteria for household detergents.

The EDMA claims that its members, though a minor force in the market, have initiated most of the innovations which have pushed detergents in a more "environment-friendly" direction in recent years.

The EDMA's top priority is the EC eco-labelling scheme. Labelling criteria for household detergents are being prepared by UBA, the German Environment Ministry.

The project has proved contentious. UBA's first stab at the criteria was critic

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