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EU Proposes Banning Phosphates in Laundry Detergents

10:23 AM MDT | November 4, 2010 | Alex Scott

The European Commission has today proposed to ban phosphates and limit phosphorus-containing compounds in all domestic laundry detergents across the European Union (EU). If approved by the European Parliament and the EU member states, the regulation would come into effect January 1, 2013.   Delaying the ban until 2013 would “allow detergent manufacturers to minimise the costs of modifying the composition of laundry detergents in a normal product life cycle,” the commission says.   The draft regulation is aimed at reducing the phosphates...

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