What do you understand by Eco- Mark Scheme?

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The adoption of Eco-Mark Scheme marks the beginning of a new phase in environmental legislation in India. It has been introduced to promote environment friendly products and to raise the environmental consciousness of the people at large. This scheme was finalized in 1990 ad the Ministry of Environment decided to launch a national scheme to grant 'eco-mark' on the basis of their environment friendliness from raw material to processing and disposal stage.

In pursuance of the scheme, 16 sub­committees comprising experts, scientists, manufactures and consumers were set up to decide the criteria for granting the mark. High level technical committees have also been constituted to approve the decisions of the sub committee before notification to the public.


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