European Union bans phosphorus in detergents

22 April 2012

For those EU countries who have not already remove phosphorus from their detergents, the writing is on the wall.

This week saw the publication of EU Regulation 259/2012, designed to lessen the impact of phosphorus loading on wastewater treatment works.  It is a well-structured document that all countries should adopt as a matter of some urgency.

For once I can say that South Africa is ahead of the curve on this issue!



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