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Cleaning regulations

Summaries of relevant regulations

Cleaning products are used by billions of people every day, and most of them go down the drain after use. So manufacturers regard safety for people and safety for environment as their top priority. The law requires products to be safe for people to use, provided they are used correctly and according to the instructions. If a product is found to be unsafe, manufacturers must take it off the market.

To back up the safety culture that’s at the heart of everything our industry does, there’s a long list of regulations to assure human and environmental safety at every stage of the life cycle.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of legislation relevant to cleaning product manufacturers. The duty holder is responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation.

Industry legislation

Other useful links

Further information is also available on the Cleanright website.

UKCPI members can also find more information in the technical section of the extranet.

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