Action plan in the Port of Antwerp to combat plastic pellets in nature

The aim of a comprehensive action plan, launched at the end of 2019 by the partner organisations of the Zero Pellet Loss initiative in the Port of Antwerp, is to prevent plastic pellets (called ‘nurdles’) from accidentally ending up in the environment. One year on and a great deal of action has been taken, from […]

Portfolio Sustainability Assessment : innovation towards Safe and Sustainable by Design product applications

Already in 2018, under the umbrella of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, thirteen pioneering chemical companies developed the Portfolio Sustainability Assessments methodology to demonstrate how chemical companies – on top of regulatory requirements – can proactively screen and steer their chemical innovation, products and services portfolio’s towards safer and enhanced environmental and sustainability […]

0800 62 604: promoting the correct use of plant protection products in the garden

Phytofar members have invested about 10 million euro to provide a dedicated range of solutions for garden pests that are adapted to the needs of small gardens and non-professional users. They continue to invest in innovations that meet societal demands yet offering adequate and profoundly tested solutions to gardeners. Close to 50% of the products […]

DetNet: a network of experts for the CLP classification of detergents

DetNet, the Detergent Industry Network for CLP Classification, is a collective industry approach developed and piloted by A.I.S.E. and its network of National Associations such as DETIC, in dialogue with stakeholders, to classify and label detergent and cleaning products for skin and eye effects. The overall aim of DetNet is to give manufacturers and suppliers […]

Informing consumers and professional users better

DETIC has initiated a number of information campaigns aimed at better informing consumers as well as professional users: is a partnership between DETIC, FPS Health and the old CRIOC supplying consumers with the information they need to protect themselves properly from the sun. is a partnership between DETIC, FPS Health and UCB/UBK (Union of hairdressers […]

Driving sustainability across the cleaning and hygiene industry

Since 2005, the detergent industry has been developing an extensive sustainability programme for companies and cleaning products: the Charter for Sustainable Cleaning. This charter contains obligations and objectives that must be achieved by signatory companies in terms of sustainable development. It also includes company standards (relating to production, logistics, energy, etc.) and product standards (related […]