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UKCPI welcomes findings of BBC’s Trust Me, I’m A Doctor programme

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on February 22, 2018.

On 21st February a segment of the BBC’s Trust Me, I’m A Doctor programme looked into cleaning with antibacterial products. Surgeon Gabriel Weston carried out an experiment to discover if cleaning our homes with antibacterial products could be responsible for the rise in allergies and asthma. We welcome their conclusion that cleaning products are not to blame for the […]

UKCPI response to media coverage on air quality reports 15/16 February 2018

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on February 16, 2018.

Using cleaning products in the home, as instructed, does not lead to respiratory illness. Cleaning products play a vital role in our health and well-being, and when used appropriately keep us safe from a wide range of potential health hazards. In addition almost all consumers choose fragranced products, as they add to their enjoyment of […]

Offsite tour announced for CPEU 2017

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on January 18, 2018.

Attendees of Cleaning Products Europe 2017 in Barcelona have been offered the chance to take part in a tour of the Sekisui Specialty Chemicals plant in Tarragona. The tour takes place on March 14, the day before the conferenceand will include a wine and olive oil tasting experience, followed by a drinks reception on the […]

UKCPI 2017 Annual Review published

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on December 14, 2017.

Our 2017 review, looking back over the activities carried out by UKCPI and our committees this year, has just been published and is available here. Hard copies are also sent to members and posted to our various external stakeholders. Director General Philip Malpass commented: “2017 has been a particularly busy year, not least as we review […]

New leaders elected at UKCPI AGM

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on December 14, 2017.

Bruce Maxwell, Managing Director of Dri-Pak, was elected Chair of UKCPI’s Council at the AGM on 29th November. He commented: “As I step up as Chair of the UKCPI Council, it is clear to me that the role of the association has never been more critical for our sector. Its work will be maximized by the […]

New edition of Keep Caps From Kids campaign launched

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on December 13, 2017.

Keep caps from kids – prevent kids from being hurt A.I.S.E has launched a new edition of its pan-European safety campaign “Keep Caps From Kids”, which has been active since 2014. The campaign aims to avoid misuse of liquid laundry detergent capsules by informing parents and people looking after young children. Advice on how to prevent […]

UKCPI members sign up to new liquid detergent capsules Product Stewardship Programme

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on August 23, 2017.

Henkel, P&G and Unilever have committed to the updated voluntary industry initiative to drive safer habits in the use of detergent products at home, in particular liquid laundry detergent capsules. In June, the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (A.I.S.E.) launched a revamp of its Liquid Detergent Capsules Product Stewardship Programme, including new voluntary commitments on superior child […]

Home safety campaign reaches new regions

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on July 27, 2017.

Families in Lincolnshire and Northern Ireland are being urged to keep household cleaning products out of children’s reach by UKCPI and the Royal Society for the Prevention Accidents (RoSPA). The latest phase of the Take Action Today, Put Them Away campaign, funded by the UK Cleaning Products Industry Association (UKCPI) and promoted by RoSPA, has reached two […]

New study reveals power of cleaning

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on April 19, 2017.

Offers new appreciation of an often underestimated activity Today, cleaning is about far more than simply getting rid of dirt in our homes. A new in-depth study on the psychology of home care explains what cleaning really means to people. Cleaning removes dirt and dust from surfaces, but it also restores order within our own four walls. […]

Echa head reminds companies of REACH deadline

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on April 7, 2017.

Echa executive director Geert Dancet has reminded manufacturers and importers to pre-register their substances by 31 May this year to meet the 2018 REACH registration deadline. Speaking at the Echa Stakeholders’ Day in Helsinki on April 5, Mr Dancet said 2017 was “crucial” for those pre-registering substances in volumes between one and 100 tonnes. “If […]

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