| Last Updated: 18/04/2017

16 Product Categories for Indian Ecomark

In 1991, Government of India launched its first eco-label, known as ‘Eco-mark’ through Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) that follows a cradle-to-grave approach (from raw material extraction, to manufacturing, and to disposal) and advocates pro-active and promotional roles of the consumers, the industry, and the government at one platform to address environmental protection issues and to implement environmental protection strategy. An earthern pot symbolizes the Eco-mark scheme that uses a renewable resource like earth, does not produce hazardous waste and consumes little energy in making.


The Government of India has notified the final criteria for the following 16 product categories:

  • Aerosol Propellants

  • Batteries

  • Coffee

  • Cosmetics

  • Electrical/Electronic Goods

  • Fire-extinguisher

  • Food Additives

  • Food Items

  • Leather

  • Lubricating Oils

  • Packaging Materials

  • Paints and Powder Coatings

  • Paper

  • Plastic Products

  • Soaps & Detergents

  • Textiles

  • Wood Substitutes