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Table 2 Contributions of the life cycle stages to the total cumulative energy demand per product category (one typical application)

From: A compilation of life cycle studies for six household detergent product categories in Europe: the basis for product-specific A.I.S.E. Charter Advanced Sustainability Profiles

Product category Total (MJ) Ingredients Manufacture Packaging Transport Use phase End of life
Manual dishwashing detergent (full sink) 3.70 0.01 0.10 0.05 0.02 3.49 0.03
Manual dishwashing detergent (direct application) 4.25 0.01 0.15 0.05 0.04 3.94 0.06
Tablet laundry detergent 13.0 3.70 0.38 0.10 0.19 8.35 0.24
Compact powder laundry detergent 12.2 2.84 0.38 0.15 0.27 8.35 0.24
Window glass trigger spray 0.24 0.04 <0.005 0.16 0.03 n.a. <0.005
Bathroom trigger spray 0.22 0.08 <0.005 0.10 0.03 n.a. <0.005
Acid toilet cleaner 1.09 0.36 0.01 0.52 0.19 n.a. <0.005
Bleach toilet cleaner 1.28 0.28 0.08 0.63 0.30 n.a. <0.005