Example of requirements discussed in the expert group but not included in this document. These will be evaluated and discussed in conjunction with the next revision of the criteria.
That several substances contained must satisfy the requirements for easy biodegradability, currently only covers tensides and investigate the possibility of making demands on anaerobic biodegradability.
That products must not contain substances which are assessed as PBT or vPvB substances in concentrations greater than 0.01 weight percent.
To demand climate information for one/several products, example of the requirement wording:
Can the supplier report the carbon footprint of the offered product (or a portion of the offered products) from a lifecycle perspective?
Proposal for verification: Environmental Product Declaration as per ISO 14021/14025, Climate Declaration or equivalent including results from the life cycle analysis conducted in accordance with ISO 14040-44 and information about the product's climate impact.
To demanded information about the content of the substances that many dermatologists consider to be allergenic, but currently lack such a classification. Examples of substances are: lanolin, natural and synthetic plant extracts and derivatives of rosin, limonene and linalool. In the current situation it is difficult to obtain verification for such a requirement, and at the same time a clearer definition of substances is required such as CAS number, etc.
That tensides must be made of renewable raw material that is prepared using sustainable methods.
That when palm oil is used as a raw material in tenside production, the tenside manufacturer or his supplier of palm oil must be a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO or be able to show that the palm oil used for the production of tensides comes from a plantation certified according to RSPO's regulation for sustainable cultivation.
Content of nanomaterials in products
Manufacture of products according to green chemical principles, i.e.
- Avoid waste.
- Design safer chemicals and products.
- Design less hazardous chemical syntheses.
- Use renewable raw materials.
- Use catalysts, not stoichiometric reagents.
- Avoid chemical derivatives.
- Maximise atom economy.
- Use safer solvents and reaction conditions.
- Increase energy efficiency.
- Design chemicals and products that can be degraded after use.
- Analyse in real time to prevent pollution.
- Minimise the accident potential.
Ethanol from biomass in hand disinfection.
Information about waste management of waste products and products where the sell-by date has passed.
Investigate any secondary endocrine disrupting effects from substances included in chemical-technical products (e.g. LAS).