Eco-label rules for hairsprays to rule out most aerosols

The EC's eco-labelling scheme seems set to give a new push to sales of hairsprays which do not contain hydrocarbon propellants. Hairspray producers will also be put under pressure to reduce material consumption in dispensers and increase their recycled content and recyclability.

Hairsprays are one of the product groups for which the UK has been appointed to develop eco-labelling criteria under the EC scheme. The criteria will be based on a study carried out by the Chem Systems consultancy into the life-cycle environmental impacts of hairsprays.

Two meetings of a working group attended by officials from other Member States and industry representatives have already been held to discuss Chem Systems' proposals. A th

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