EEA standard re-use policy: unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the EEA website for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the source is acknowledged (http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright). Copyright holder: Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG-AGRI).
Low-input farm types are mainly concentrated in the Iberian Peninsula, on Mediterranean islands, the north and west of the United Kingdom and in central France, whereas high input farm types are predominant in the Netherlands, Belgium, south-eastern England, northern France, northern Italy and northern Greece. The low input regions are the 20 regions with the lowest average expenditure on inputs; high-input regions are the 20 regions with the highest average expenditure on inputs, and medium-input regions constitute the remainder. Information on trends in Finland, Sweden, Austria and the new Bundeslander in Germany is not available.
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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