A SLEW of new measures tightening up the labelling and composition of soaps, detergents and possibly the perfumes used in them, has been suggested by the European Commission. Its ideas are only at the "working document" stage, but are being put up for consultation with the industry, consumers associations and others and could form the basis for legislation later in the year.

Thus far EU detergents regulations have safeguarded the free trade in the goods across the continent and ensure to environmental protection, focussing on the ...

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