ECO Mark Scheme was instituted by the Government of India for labeling of environment friendly products. The Scheme is being administered by the Bureau of Indian Standards.The Scheme covers various product categories like Soaps and Detergents, Paints, Food Items, Lubricating Oils, Packing/Packaging Materials, Architectural Paints and Powder Coatings, Batteries, Electrical and Electronic Goods, Food Additives, Wood Substitutes, Cosmetics, Aerosols and Propellants, Plastic Products, Textiles, Fire-extinguisher, Leather and Coir & Coir Products.The presence of ECO Logo along with ISI Mark on a product indicates that the product meets certain Environmental criteria along with the Quality requirements as specified in the relevant Indian Standard. To operate the Scheme, BIS has included additional requirements for ECO Mark in the concerned Indian Standards. The terms and conditions governing operation of the Licence shall be as per the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, Rules and the Regulations framed thereunder.
For implementation of the Scheme, BIS is responsible for the following functions:
- Renewal, Suspension and Cancellation of the Licence
- Undertaking Inspections and taking Samples for analysis of any material or substance in
relation to which the ECO Mark has been used.
Indian Standard (IS) for ECO Mark
|Sl. No.||Product Category||Number of Indian Standard (IS)|
|1||ARCHITECTURAL PAINTS AND POWDER COATING||4|
|2||BEVERAGES, INFANT FOODS, PROCESSED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PRODUCTS||46|
|3||COIR AND COIR PRODUCTS||16|
|5||DRY CELL BATTERIES & AUTOMOTIVE LEAD ACID BATTERIES||1|
|6||EDIBLE OILS, TEA AND COFFEE||30|
|7||ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC GOODS||4|
|12||PACKAGING MATERIAL/PACKAGE: PAPER, PAPER BOARDS INCLUDING LAMINATES||32|
|15||SOAPS & DETERGENTS||11|