The chart displays changes in emission of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) from food industry in water (expressed in kg of nutrients (P) equivalents) , and in production of food industry (expressed as the gross value added GVA, in millions Euro) in Europe between 2004 and 2009. See Methodology section for more details.
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It is largely biodegradable, less polluting to aquatic habitats and just as effective a cleaning agent as less environmentally friendly options. Look for eco-friendly dishwashing detergents, such as those labelled with the European flower eco-label (see www.eco-label.com to find one in your country).
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