EC-01-08HandDishwashingDetergents

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The New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust Page 1 of 30 EC-01-08 Hand Dishwashing Detergents The New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust Licence Criteria for Hand Dishwashing Detergents EC-01-08 The New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust P.O. Box 56533 Dominion Road Mt Eden Auckland New Zealand Ph + 64-9-845 3330 Fax + 64-9 845 3331 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.enviro-choice.org.nz
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The New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust Page 2 of 30 EC-01-08 Hand Dishwashing Detergents 1. INTRODUCTION 3 2. BACKGROUND 3 3. INTERPRETATION 4 4. CATEGORY DEFINITION 5 5. ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA 5 5.1 Legal Requirements 5 5.2 Formulation Requirements 6 5.3 Surfactants 8 5.4 Biocides and Preservatives 9 5.5 Enzymes 9 5.6 Fragrance 9 5.7 Colourants 10 5.8 Waste Management 10 5.9 Energy Management 11 5.10 Consumer Information 11 5.11 Packaging Requirements 12 6. PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS 13 6.1 Hazardous Properties of the Product 13 6.2 Product Performance 14 7. REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES FOR LICENCE HOLDERS 14
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The New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust Page 3 of 30 EC-01-08 Hand Dishwashing Detergents 1. INTRODUCTION Environmental Choice New Zealand is an environmental labelling programme which has been created to help consumers find products that ease the burden on the environment. The programme results from a New Zealand Government initiative and has been established to improve the quality of the environment by minimising the adverse environmental impacts generated by the production, distribution, use and disposal of products. The programme is managed by the New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust (the Trust). This specification sets out the requirements that hand dishwashing detergent products will be required to meet in order to be licensed to use the Environmental Choice New Zealand Label. The requirements include environmental criteria and product characteristics. The specification also defines the testing and other means to be used to demonstrate and verify conformance with the environmental criteria and product characteristics. Environmental Choice New Zealand operates to the ISO 14024 standard "Environmental labels and declarations - Guiding principles." This requires environmental labelling specifications to include criteria that are objective, reasonable and verifiable. It requires that interested parties have an opportunity to participate and have their comments considered. It also requires that environmental criteria shall be set, based on an evaluation of the environmental impacts during the actual product's life cycle, to differentiate products on the basis of preferable environmental performance. This specification has been prepared based on an overview level life cycle assessment, information from specifications for similar products from other national labelling programmes, relevant information from other Environmental Choice New Zealand specifications and recently published research. This document will be valid for a period of five years. Twelve months before the
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Hatami during the Spring '11 term at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.

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