Why be concerned?

Supplier progress

Potential impacts

Functional groups

Substance list

Legislation / REACH


Related Links

Wash with care

Environmental assessment of laundry detergents

CEFIC is the European Chemical Industry  Council.

This website hosts a lot of useful links, such as: explaining more about what happens to LAS (linear alkylbenzene sulphonate) in treatment plants etc.

Related Links

Direct links to further detailed information about many of the issues covered on this site can be found on the site’s thematic pages.

This directory gives links to organisations offering more in-depth knowledge about the environmental assessment of laundry chemicals.

AISE is the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products.

This website hosts links to several industry initiatives which are relevant to detergents:

The HERA (Human and Environment Risk Assessment) project examines the ingredients in household cleaning products.

The website includes a valuable section with an in-depth assessment of specific ingredients.

This is an initiative to teach consumers to wash clothes efficiently. The website contains basic hints and recommendations.

A similar initiative to support staff training in cleaning and laundry companies.

Charter for sustainable cleaningWashrightHuman  and Environmental Risk Assessment  project