The European Eco-label for Detergents for Dishwashers
"The official EU mark for Greener Products"
If you want to show your commitment to a better
Choose the Flower for your Detergents for
Meet your customers' demand
Once it's on your products, the Flower guarantees:
Consumers are today more sensitive to the
Reduced amount of total chemicals protection of the environment. Four out of
five European consumers would like to buy
Reduction of energy use by promoting low temperature more environmentally friendly products,
detergents provided they are properly certified by an
Limited substances harmful to the aquatic environment
and increased biodegradability With the Flower on your products you offer
them a reliable guide to easily identify the
Minimisation of packaging waste good environmental performers available on
It can be awarded to all kinds of detergents for use in
automatic domestic dishwashers and in automatic
dishwashers operated by professional users but similar to
automatic domestic dishwashers in terms of machine size
Give your detergents for dishwashers a credible sign of Environmental Excellence...
Apply for the Flower!
For a quick test use the check list on the back
They said it!
"The green policy of I.C.E.FOR has a dual target: to
meet consumers' requirements and to acquire a greater
share of both its national and the European ecological
market. Our Flower-labelled products for dishwashers For more information…
represent the best synthesis between cleaning efficiency
and environmental respect. We believe that developing … on the scheme, its feature, the actors involved, the
such green products is the only successful choice if we application process…
want to develop a sustainable market in the future." http://europa.eu.int/ecolabel
Stefano Ferrari, general manager at I.C.E.FOR S.p.A.
… on the "detergents for dishwashers" product group:
"As a Scandinavian company, we have always been detailed criteria, date of revision…
committed to developing and producing detergent tablets http://europa.eu.int/ecolabel
that are as environmentally friendly as possible. By Choose "product groups" on the menu on the left
offering our customers Eco-Label dishwashing tablets
we are doing our part to promote environmental
consciousness in the rest of Europe, with the confidence
that the performance of our products lives up to the
Joy Klein, sales manager at Cleantabs
Check-list (for a first assessment only) European Commission
Life Cycle Expectations
Manufacturing Safety of the The enzyme production micro-organism shall be absent from the final enzyme preparation.
(formulation) product Labelling of ingredients according to Commission Recommendation 89/542/EEC and special
mention for enzymes, preservation agents (characterisation and labelling according to IUPAC
nomenclature) and perfumes.
Use Limitation of the Wash refers to the quantity of product required to wash 12 place settings with a standard soil.
quantity of The recommended dosage minus the water content (total chemicals) shall not exceed
detergent used 22.5g/wash.
Use Washing The product shall have a satisfactory washing performance at the recommended dosage
performance according to the standard test developed by IKW or the EN 50242. The tests shall be carried out
at 55°C or at a lower temperature.
Use Consumer The following information shall appear on the packaging:
information "This eco-labelled detergent works best at temperature of 55°C or lower. Select low
temperature washing cycles, wash full loads and do not exceed the recommended dosage. This
will minimise both energy and water consumption and reduce water pollution."
Dosage recommendations for normally and heavily soiled dishes and for the ranges of water
hardness appropriate to where the product is marketed.
End of life Limitation of the Wash refers to the quantity of product required to wash 12 place settings with a standard soil.
use of substances Critical Dilution Volume (toxicity) < or equal to 200L/wash.
harmful for the Phosphates < or equal to 10g/wash.
aquatic Aerobically non-biodegradable organics < 1g/wash.
environment Anaerobically non-biodegradable organics < 0.2g/wash.
In addition, the sum of the weighted values of the above-mentioned parameters have to be
above a certain limit defined in a scoring system.
Phosphonates non readily biodegradable (aerobically) < 0.2g/wash.
Each surfactant shall be aerobically and anaerobically biodegradable.
Are excluded from formulation and from each substance or ingredient of any preparation
used in the formulation that exceeds 0.01% by weight of the final product: ingredients classified
R40, R45, R46, R49, R50-53, R51-53, R60, R61, R62, R63, R64, R68, and any combination
thereof, in accordance with Directive 67/548/EEC and its amendments.
Are excluded from the product: alkyl phenol ethoxylates (APEOs), alkyl phenol derivatives
(APDs), nitromusks, polycyclic musks, EDTA, NTA .
No preservatives that are or may be classified as R50-53, in accordance with Directive
Any ingredient added to the product as a fragrance shall have been manufactured and / or
handled following the code of practice of the International Fragrance Association.
End of life Waste reduction The primary packaging shall not exceed 2.5g/wash.
Cardboard packaging: 80% recycled at least.
Plastic packaging shall be labelled according to ISO 1043.
Your Competent Body will inform you which assessment and verification documents are required (e.g. declarations of compliance, MSDS of
ingredients), which test results must be provided and how the testing should be carried out (external test laboratories).
To market your eco-labelled products use our free Green Store: