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dc.contributor.authorMEDYNA GALYNAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBOYANO LARRIBA ALICIAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKAPS RENATA BARBARAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorARENDORF Josefineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBOJCZUK Katherineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSIMS Edwardsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMENKVELD Rimouskyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGOLSTEIJN Lauraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGAASBEEK Anneen_GB
dc.identifier.otherEUR 27379en_GB
dc.identifier.otherOP LF-NA-27379-EN-Nen_GB
dc.description.abstractThe EU Ecolabel criteria for all purpose cleaners, sanitary cleaners and window cleaners are under revision. This revision process will take into account the current market conditions and the EU Ecolabel criteria will aim at addressing the most important environmental impacts of the all-purpose cleaners in a life cycle perspective. The identification of the main hotspots is carried out in this study by means of an initial extensive literature review and subsequent LCA studies. LCA studies showed that sourcing of the raw materials is the most relevant environmental aspect followed by heating up the water during cleaning if needed. Based on the normalisation assessment, by far the most significant impact category for all-purpose cleaners in Europe is natural land transformation. These findings are in agreement with the published literature and can be extrapolated to other all-purpose cleaners such as sanitary cleaners and window cleaners. The study reveals that there are several improvement opportunities such as cleaner concentration which can bring savings in resources or reduction in the wash temperature. Changes in the detergent formulation can also reduce the impacts in different categories.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.J.5-Sustainable Production and Consumptionen_GB
dc.publisherPublications Office of the European Unionen_GB
dc.titleRevision of the European Ecolabel Criteria for: All-purpose cleaners, sanitary cleaners and window cleaners Preliminary Reporten_GB
dc.typeEUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reportsen_GB
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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