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Developments on packaging within the detergents industry sector and the EU plastics strategy

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FRANCESCA ANGIULLI, SASCHA NISSEN 
A.I.S.E. – International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, Brussels, Belgium

Abstract

A.I.S.E., the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, has a long tradition of proactive work towards sustainable development. In the global perspective, this industry sector is positively contributing to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) via its industry tailored strategy on sustainable development. This includes initiatives aimed at creating a circular economy and reducing the environmental footprint of detergents and maintenance products, where all the phases of a product life cycle are considered. Therefore, continuous improvement in the efficiency of the product design, but also of its packaging have to be sought. Embracing the circular economy and the EU plastics strategy, A.I.S.E. has embarked on a series of actions and collaborations, which are described in detail in this article.


A ROLE MODEL INDUSTRY FOR SERVING SOCIETY IN AN INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE WAY

A.I.S.E., the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, is the official representative body of this industry in Europe. Its membership totals 29 national associations across Europe, 17 corporate members and 11 value chain partners. The A.I.S.E. network of members represents over 900 companies supplying both, household and professional cleaning and maintenance products and services to consumers and professional users.



A.I.S.E. has over the last 20 years delivered impactful projects to drive sustainable production, design and consumption across the cleaning and hygiene industry in a responsible way. Sustainable development is one of A.I.S.E.’s strategic priorities enshrined in the industry vision ‘A prospering cleaning and hygiene industry which is a role model for serving ...




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