Eco-products literally means earth-friendly or not harmful to the environment. With so many products claiming to be green or environment friendly, it is difficult to know what really constitutes an eco friendly product these days. Whether they are called green products, eco-products, sustainable products or environmentally responsible products, these eco products cause minimal harm to people and the environment. The production and/or consumption of these products have a minimal impact on the environment. Although there are no universal certifications or standards to deem a product as eco-friendly, but there is a number of Eco labeling organizations that have certifications to help us in our search.


In India Centre for Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment & Forest has launched the eco-labelling scheme known as `Ecomark' in 1991 for easy identification of environment-friendly products to increase the consumer awareness.


The Product categories covered under Indian Ecomark Scheme:


    • Soaps & Detergents
    • Paper
    • Food Items
    • Lubricating Oils
    • Packaging Materials
    • Architectural Paints and Powder Coatings
    • Batteries
    • Electrical/Electronic Goods
    • Food Additives
    • Wood Substitutes
    • Cosmetics
    • Aerosol Propellants
    • Plastic Products
    • Textiles
    • Fire-extinguisher
    • Leather

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