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Study on Non-surfactant Organic Ingredients and Zeolite-based Detergents, study carried out by RPA Ltd, June 2006

Study on Non-surfactant Organic Ingredients and Zeolite-based Detergents, study carried out by RPA Ltd, June 2006
Published on: 30/06/2006
Author: RPA Ltd for the European Commission
During the 1970s and 1980s, there was concern that the use of detergents containing sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) was contributing to the problems of eutrophication. As a consequence, there was a move towards non-phosphate (or ‘phosphate free’) detergents. This resulted in a large increase in the use of zeolite based detergents (together with the associated necessary cobuilders) from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Read on...