The European Council has adopted a Regulation to restrict the use of phosphates and other phosphorus compounds in consumer laundry and automatic dishwasher detergents in order to reduce the level of phosphorus discharged to waters. The adoption follows an agreement with the European Parliament at first reading (CW 14 December 2011).
EU Council adopts Regulation restricting phosphates in laundry and dishwasher detergents
10 February 2012 / Europe
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