Labour Party backs Green P&G range

Mr Dobson said if Labour wins the next election it will “play its part in promoting higher environmental standards, thus helping these companies develop further products and sales.”

The Labour Party has praised the environmental marketing efforts of big companies including Procter & Gamble, and called for laws to make other firms follow suit.

Frank Dobson, Labour’s environment spokesman, commended P&G’s range of “more from less” product lines in its detergents, fabric softeners, dishwashing liquids and automatic dishwashing products.

These include refill bags for detergents that are sold more cheaply than new bottles or cartons, which saves on packaging.

He also cited a waste discharge strategy introduced by Bluecrest Convenience Foods, which has saved ú60,000 a year, and a “supplier environmental audit programme” introduced by B&Q.

Mr Dobson said pollution abatement techniques designed to reduce environmental damage should be enforced.

Labour has published a framework of “green” standards and regulations that it believes will also help business compete in the world market for environmental goods. Mr Dobson claims the UK share of the world market in environmentally-friendly products is small because the Government has failed to pass regulations encouraging green products at home.

Mr Dobson said if Labour wins the next election it will “play its part in promoting higher environmental standards, thus helping these companies develop further products and sales.”

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