Phosphorous is a finite resource and it is therefore relevant to reduce the usage of phosphorous in chemical products as phosphates.
The product shall not contain1 phosphates.
1Counted as ingredient substances are all substances in the product at levels greater than 0.01 weight%. Counted as ingredient substances are intentionally added substances and impurities from the raw materials in the product. Reaction products, by-products and degradation products are counted as impurities.
- Ecolabels fulfilling the requirement, for example:
License in accordance with Environmental Choice criteria for chemical products, version 2018:1
License in accordance with Nordic Ecolabelling’s criteria for:
Cleaning products, version 6.0
Hand dishwashing detergents, version 6.0
Laundry detergents and stain removers, version 7.9
Dishwasher detergents and rinse aid, version 6.4
License in accordance with EU Ecolabel:
Detergents for dishwashers, 2017
Laundry detergents, 2017
Hard surface cleaning products, 2017
- Raw material supplier's safety data sheets for ingredient substances in the product.
- Other verification ensuring that the requirement is fulfilled.
If the requirement is verified with a label, check that there is a valid license for the product in question. This can be controlled here: Good Environmental Choice, Nordic Ecolabelling (Nordic Swan), EU Ecolabel.
Check the material safety datasheet section “3 Composition/Information in ingredients” to ensure that phosphate is not declared as an ingoing substance in the raw material.
The requirements for chemical-technical products are mainly set for the properties of products and the substances contained, and only in exceptional cases are requirements set for limiting individual specified substances. The intention with this approach is to stimulate technical development so that the environmental and health characteristics of chemical-technical products are continuously improved. Another important idea behind the criteria is to combine the lifecycle perspective with a risk perspective, in other words, focusing on aspects where there is significant risk of substances contained impacting on health or the environment. In some cases, specific relevant exceptions from the requirements are stated.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
Current KravID: 11285
Version date: 5/7/2019 12:00:00 AM