Eco-Labelling Notifications


Eco-Labelling NotificationsNotification I Resolution
Notification II
Notification III
Notification IV
Notification V
Notification VI
Appendix-I Determination of some contaminants from paper intended to come into contact with food
Notification VII
Notification VIII
Notification IX
Notification X

 
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ECO-LABELLING

Notification I

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS

(Department of Environment, Forests & Wildlife)

RESOLUTION

New Delhi, the 20th February, 1991

G.S.R. 85(E). - (1) The Government have decided to institute a Scheme on Labelling of Environment Friendly Products. The scheme will operate on a national basis and provide accredition and labelling for household and other consumer products which meet certain environmental criteria along with quality requirements of the Indian standards for that product. The Label shall be known as the “ECOMARK” and will be of the design to be notified.

Any product which is made, used or disposed of in a way that significantly reduces the harm it would otherwise cause the environment could be considered as Environment Friendly Product.

(2) Objectives of the Scheme :

The specific objectives of the scheme are as follows:-

(i) To provide an incentive for manufacturers and importers to reduce adverse environmental impact of products.

(ii) To reward genuine initiatives by companies to reduce adverse environmental impact of their products.

(iii) To assist consumers to become environmentally responsible in their daily lives by providing information to take account of environmental factors in their purchase decisions.

(iv) To encourage citizens to purchase products which have less harmful environment impacts.

(v) Ultimately to improve the quality of the environment and to encourage the sustainable management of resources.

(3) Administrative and Organizational Structure -

There will be three stages leading to the award of the “ECOMARK”‘-

1. A steering committee, set up in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, to determine the product categories for coverage under the scheme and also formulate strategies for promotion, implementation, future development and improvements in the working of the scheme.

2. A technical committee, set up in the Central Pollution Control Board, to identify the specific product to be selected and the individual criteria to be adopted, including, wherever possible, inter-se priority between the criteria if there be more than one.

3. The Bureau of Indian Standards to assess and certify the products and draw up a contract with the manufacturers, allowing the use of the label, on payment of a fee.

3. 1.1 Steering Committee :

A steering Committee shall be set up in the Ministry of Environment and Forests by the Central Government to decide the products categories to be taken up under the scheme, and to formulate the strategies for promotion, future development and improvement of this scheme. The product categories will be noticed from time to time.

The functions of the Steering Committee shall be as follows :-

(a) Selection of the logo for the ECOMARK.

(b) Activities related to creation of mass awareness for promotion and acceptance of the scheme.

(c) Determining the product category to be taken up under the scheme.

(d) Co-ordinating ways of ensuring that industry is actively involved in the scheme.

(e) Securing the involvement of other Ministries, Government Departments, Industry

Associations and other Non-Governmental Organizations and Consumer Organisations.

(f) Formulations of strategies for future development of the scheme.

(g) Identifying institutions in India or outside which are engaged in the standardization of any article or process or improvement of quality of any article or process and recommending assistance to build consumer awareness.

(h) Promoting programmes of Comparative Testing of products by Consumer Organisations and disseminating their results to the general public.

(i) Supporting any research for the formulation of ECOMARK products in the interest of Consumer groups.

The composition of the Committee shall be as follows :-

(i) Secretary, Deptt. of Environment & Forests Chairman

(ii) Secretary, Deptt. of Civil Supplies (or his representative) Memberr

(iii) Secretary, Ministry of Industry (or his representative) Member

(iv) Secretary, Ministry of Chemicals & Petrochemicals (or his representative) Member

(v) Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture (or his representative) Member

(vi) Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (or his representative) Member

(vii) Director General of Technical Development (or his representative) Member

(viii) Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (or his representative)Member

(ix) Director General, Health Services (or his representative) Member

(x) Development Commissioner, Small Scale Industries (or his representative) Member

(xi) Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board Member

(xii) Not more than five non officials, to be nominated by the Central Government; to represent the interests of industry, consumer groups or other non-governmental organisations; of which at least two will represent Consumer groups.

(xiii) Officer in charge, “ECOMARK” in the Ministry of Environment & Forests. Member-Secretary

In case of special requirement of expertise in specific fields, the committee may invite experts as special invitees.

The terms of the Committee shall be for three years or until reconstituted.

3.1.2 Technical Committee

A Technical Committee shall be constituted by the Central Government to identify the individual products and determine the criteria for awarding the ECOMARK. The Committee shall function in the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi.

The following shall be the functions for the Technical Committee :-

(i) Identification of specific products for classifying as environment friendly.

(ii) Reviewing the existing state of knowledge and the environmental criteria being followed in other countries.

(iii) Recommend the most appropriate criteria and parameters to designate various products as environment friendly, including the most important criteria or individual products that have been specified for the purpose and their inter-se priority, whenever possible.

(iv) Review the various technologies available for determining the criteria.

(v) Recommend various laboratories and analysts for product assessment to the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

(vi) Evaluation of the environmental impact of the products and criteria from time to time.

(vii) To review from time to time the implementation of the schemes by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), including the sample inspections done by it.

(viii) Set up sub-committees for each product category if so required, including formulation of test programmes for comparative testing of products by consumer organisations.

(ix) The technical committee may set up expert panels to advise it for specific products.

The composition of the Committee shall be :-

(i) Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board. Chairman

(ii) Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi Member

(iii) Director, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur Member

(iv) Director, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune Member

(v) Director General, National Test House, Calcutta Member

(vi) Director, Industrial Toxicology Institute, Lucknow Research Member

(vii) Director, National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad Member

(viii) Note more than five non-officials to represent the interest of industry & consumer groups, of which atleast three will represent the Consumer groups be nominated by the Central Government.

(ix) Officer in charge, (Eco-Mark scheme) Central Pollution Control Board. Member-Secretary

The Committee may co-opt experts on different products, as special invitees.

The terms of the Committee shall be for three years or until reconstituted.

3.1.3 Administration

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) shall implement the scheme.

Following shall be functions of the BIS :-

(1) Assess the product for Ecomark, certify the product for award of the Ecomark;

(2) Review suspend or cancel a licence, for the use of the Ecomark;

(3) Mark inspections, and take such samples for analysis of any material or substances as may be necessary to see whether any article or product in relation to which the Ecomark has been used, conforms to the contract or whether the Ecomark is improperly used in relation to any article or process with or without a licence;

4. Certification and Licensing :

4.1 Under the scheme the manufacturers shall apply for testing and certification of products which fall under the notified categories in terms of their compliance with published environmental criteria in the prescribed form. The terms and conditions governing operations of licences including fees shall be as per the Bureau of Indian Standards Act and the regulations framed thereunder.

4.2 Testing and certification shall be carried out by the Bureau of Indian Standards. For product categories which have the Indian Standards mark, the Bureau of Indian Standards will ordinarily complete the task of certification within a period of three months. Products certified as eligible for the ECOMARK shall be licenced to carry the ECOMARK for a prescribed time period.

4.3 The product shall be reassessed after the prescribed period and the licence fee shall have to be paid again for the mark.

5. The Criteria for Ecomark :

Environmental criteria for each product category will be notified by the Central Government and later on shall be translated into Indian Standards by the Bureau of Indian Standards. The criteria shall be for broad environmental levels and aspects, but will be specific at the product level. Products will be examined in terms of the following main environmental impacts:-

(a) That they have substantially less potential for pollution than other comparable products in production, usage and disposal.

(b) That they are recycled, recyclable, made from recycled products or biodegradable, where comparable products are not.

(c) That they make significant contribution to saying non-renewable resources, including non renewable energy sources and natural resources, compared with comparable products.

(d) That the product must contribute to a reduction of the adverse primary criteria which has the highest environmental impact associated with the use of the product, and which will be specifically set for each of the product categories.

In determining the primary criteria for a product the following shall be taken into account:-

(a) Production process including source of raw material;

(b) Case of Natural Resources;

(c) Likely impact on the environment;

(d) Energy conservation in the production of the product;

(e) Effect & extent of waste arising from the production process;

(f) Disposal of the product and its container,

(g) Utilization of “Waste” and recycled materials;

(h) Suitability for recycling or packaging;

(i) Biodegradability.

The criteria shall be reviewed from time to time. The draft criteria shall be released for public comments for a period of sixty days.

6. Period of Award

The label shall be awarded for a minimum period of one year and shall roll forward annually. The Bureau of Indian Standards have the powers to withdraw the licence at any time if they find any misleading information. The award may also be withdrawn in case of any change in criteria due to the advancement of technology or any other valid reasons, in consultation with the technical committee. The time period of the award may be reviewed from time to time.

7. The Logo

The Logo for the ‘ECOMARK” shall be as notified by the Central Government.

8. Consumer Awareness

The Ministry of Environment & Forests shall take appropriate measures to launch a country wide mass awareness campaign, including encouraging consumer groups. Assistance will be given to consumer organisations for comparative testing of products and dissemination of information to the public.

ORDER

Ordered that the Resolution be published in the Gazette of India and a copy there of communicated to all concerned.

[No. 23/1/91-PL]

MUKUL SANWAL, Jt. Secy.

15th February, 1991

Published in the Gazette No. 71 dt. 21-2-91.
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Notification II

Ministry of Environment and Forests

GSR 4(E), dated January 3, 1993, published in the Gazette of India, etc., Part II section 3-(i) dated 5th January 1994 , p. 2. Sl. No. 4 [No. 23 /10/91 PL-CPW)].

Whereas a notification in exercise of the decision recorded in Paragraph 5 of the Resolution of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, vide GSR No. 85(E) dated 21st February, 1991, inviting objections from concerned quarters within a period of sixty days from the date of publication of the said notification, against intention for prescribing the criteria for labelling Laundry Soaps as Environment Friendly was published by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in G.S.R. No. 67(E), dated 8.2.193.

And whereas all objections received within the said period of sixty days have been examined. Now therefore, after duly considering the objections received, the Central Government notifies the criteria for Laundry Soaps as Environment Friendly products as under.

1. All laundry soaps shall meet relevant standards of Bureau of Indian Standards as amended from time to time pertaining to quality, safety and performance as listed below.

- IS 285 : 1992 Laundry Soaps

- IS 2887 : 1992 Laundry Soap Powders

Note: BIS may formulate/incorporate optional standards for environment friendly characteristics.

2. The manufacturers must produce the consent clearance as per the provisions of Water - (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974, Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution )Act, 1981 along with the authorisation, if required, under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to BIS while applying for ECOMARK.

3. The product must display a list of critical ingredients in descending order of quantity present as per cent by weight. The list of such critical ingredients shall be identified by Bureau of Indian Standards.

4. The material used for product packaging shall be made from recyclable, reusable or biodegradable material and the parameters evolved under the scheme of labelling environment friendly products on specific subject of packaging shall apply.

5. The product packaging may display in brief the criteria based on which the product has been labelled Environment Friendly.

6. The product may be accompanied by detailed instructions for proper use so as to maximise product performance and minimise wastage.

7. Product formulated or manufactured shall not contain phosphates.

8. The non soapy detergent (NSD) if used in the manufacture of laundry soaps shall have a biodegradability of minimum 97% when tested as per method prescribed in IS 12795 1989.

9. The material shall pass the test when evaluated for irritant potential as per the method prescribed in IS 11601 (part I) : 1986 and skin sensitization potential when evaluated as per the method prescribed in IS 11601 (Part 2) : 1992.

ORDER

Ordered that notification be published in the Gazette of India for genral information.
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Notification III

Ministry of Environment and Forests

G.S.R. 90(E) dated February 8, 1994, published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section 3(i), dated 10th February, 1994, pp. 2-3, Sl. No. 65 [No. 22012/3/93/PL-CPW]

In exercise of the decision recorded in Paragraph 5 of the Resolution of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, published vide G.S.R No. 85(E) dated 21.2.1991 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part II, Section 3, sub-section (i) the Central Government hereby notifies the following criteria for labelling Aerosol Sprays as Environment Friendly Products.

1. General Requirements

i. Propellants used in aerosol products shall meet the relevant standards of BIS pertaining to safety, quality and performance.

ii. The manufacturer must produce the consent clearance as per the provisions of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 along with the authorisation, if required under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made thereunder to BIS while applying for Ecomark.

iii. The product package shall be suitably marked that the Ecomark label is applicable only to the propellants used in Aerosol Sprays, if the product package is not separately covered under the Ecomark scheme.

iv. Product package or leaflet accompanying it shall display instructions of proper use, storage and disposal so as to maximise the product performance, safety and minimise wastage.

v. The material used for product packaging shall be made from recyclable or biodegradable material and the parameters evolved under the scheme of labelling Environment Friendly Product on the specific subject of packaging shall apply.

2. Product Specific Requirements For Aerosol Propellants:

(i) The Aerosol Propellants shall not be manufactured or contain any carcinogenic ingredients.

Note 1:The manufacturer shall provide documentary evidence by way of certificate or declaration to this effect to Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for Ecomark.

Note 2: A list of carcinogenic ingredients present in Aerosol Propellants will be finalized by the Technical Committee (CPCB) with the help of Technical Committee (BIS) and the same will be applicable.

(ii) The Aerosol Propellants shall not contain any Ozone depleting substances.

Note 1: Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) which are identified under Montreal Protocol shall not be used.

Note 2: Use of mechanical devices for generation of aerosols shall be encouraged for Ecomark.

(iii) The Aerosol Propellants shall pass the requirement for flammability resistance when tested as per IS 8469: 1977 method.

3. BIS may formulate/incorporate optional standards for environment friendly characteristics.

4. Filing of objections:- Any person interested in filing any objection against these criteria for labelling Aerosol Sprays as environment friendly may do so in writing to the Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Paryavaran Bhavan, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110 003 within SIXTY DAYS from the date of publication of this information in the Official Gazette.
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Notification IV

Ministry of Environment and Forests

G.S.R. 678(E), dated August 30, 1994, published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part-II, Section 3(i), dated 6th September, 1994, pp 3-4, No. 376 [No.22012/2/92 PL/CPW].

Whereas a notification in exercise of the decision recorded in paragraph 5 of the Resolution of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, vide GSR 85(E), dated 21st February, 1991, inviting objections from concerned quarters within a period of sixty days from the date of publication of the said notification, against intention for prescribing the criteria for labelling of EDIBLE OILS, TEA AND COFFEE as Environment Friendly was published by the Ministry of Envirronment and Forests in GSR No. 600, dated 18-6-1992.

And whereas all objections received within the said period of sixty days have been examined. Now therefore, after duly considering the objections received Central Government notifies the criteria for EDIBLE OILS, TEA AND COFFEE as Environment Friendly Products as under.

1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

(i) All formulation of edible oils, tea and coffee shall meet relevant standards of Bureau of Indian Standards pertaining to quality.

(ii) The product manufacturer must produce the consent clearance as per the provisions of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution)Act, 1981, Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 respectively along with the authorisation, if required, under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made thereunder to Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for the ECO-MARK; and the product shall be in accordance with the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and the rules made thereunder unless otherwise specified. Additionally, in case of Vanaspati, the manufacturer shall comply with the provisions under Vegetable Oil Products Control Order,1975 issued by the Director of Vanaspati, Ministry of Civil Supplies, Government of India.

(iii) The Product must display a list of critical ingredients in descending order of quantity present (C/o W/W, or V/V). The list of such ingredients shall be identified by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

(iv) The product packing may display in brief the criteria based on which the product has been labelled environment friendly.

(v) The material used for product packaging shall be recyclable (i.e., which can be reprocessed to manufacture any other useful product) or biodegradable and the parameters evolved under the SLEEP on the specific subject of packaging shall apply.

2. Product Specific Requirement:

A. EDIBLE OILS

Category 1: Raw and Refined Edible Vegetable Oil

(i)The product shall not contain aflatoxin more than 5 ppb.

(ii)The pesticide residues (if any), in the product shall not exceed the limits as prescribed in Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and rules made thereunder.

(iii)The toxic metal concentration (if any) shall not exceed the following limits:

Toxic Metals
Concentrations

Lead
5.0 ppm

Arsenic
0.5 ppm

Cadmium
1.0 ppm

Mercury
0.25 ppm

(iv)Antioxidants as permitted under Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 in specified quantities shall be used.

(v)Shelf life shall be declared and marked by the manufacturer.Category 2: Vanaspati (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil)

(i)Nickel concentration in the product shall not exceed 0.5 part per million.

(ii)The product shall be free from obnoxious chemicals.

(iii)The pesticides residues (if any) in the product shall not exceed the limits as prescribed in Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and Rules made thereunder.

(iv)The toxic metal concentration (if any) shall not exceed the following limits:

Toxic Metals Concentrations

Lead 5.0 ppm

Arsenic 0.5 ppm

Cadmium 1.0 ppm

Mercury 0.25 ppm

(v)Shelf life shall be declared and marked by the manufacturer

(vi)Only permitted antioxidants under Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 shall be used, if required.

B. TEA

(i)Product shall be free from adulterants like spent tea leaves, grit, sand, leaves of other plants.

(ii)Product shall be free from off-odour and shall have its characteristic flavour.

(iii)Lead content shall not exceed 6.5 ppm.

(iv)The product shall be free from any added colouring and no extraneous flavour shall be added, however, for exports this may be allowed as per the provisions of PFA Act, 1954 and rules made thereunder.

(v)Product shall be free from mould growth.

(vi)The pesticides residues (if any) shall not exceed the limits as specified in the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and Rules made thereunder.

C. COFFEE

i. Coffee beans shall be free from infestation due to insect, fungus and rodents.

ii Product shall be free from any extraneous mater like strings, stone, dirt, wood, glass and metallic pieces.

iii. Product shall be free from any added coloring, flavouring and also free from rancidity and should have its characteristic flavour.

iv. Product shall be free from adulterants like dandelion and other roots, neurons, figs, date, stones and cereals.

v.The pesticides residues (if any) in the product shall not exceed the limits as prescribed in Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, and Rules made thereunder.

3.BIS may formulate/incorporate optional standards for environment friendly characteristics.

4.The criteria are subject to review after three years from the date of its publication in theGazette of India. However, the Steering Committee is empowered to review the criteria earlier as and when need arises.
ORDER

Ordered that notification be published in the Gazette of India for general information.
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Notification V

Ministry of Environment and Forests

G.S.R. 620(E), dated September 6, 1995, published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section 3(i), dated 7th September, 1995, pp. 2-3, No. 364 (No. 14(10)/95-PL).

Whereas a notification in exercise of the decision recorded in Paragraph 5 of the Resolution of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, vide GSR 85(E), dated 21st February, 1991 inviting objections from concerned quarters within a period of sixty days from the date of publication of the said notification, against intention for prescribing the criteria for labelling Lubricating Oils as Environment Friendly was published by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in G.S.R. 599(E), dated 18-6-1992.

And whereas all objections received within the said period of sixty days have been examined. Now, therefore, after duly considering the objections received, Central Government notifies the criteria for Lubricating Oils as Environment Friendly Products as Under :

1.0 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS :

1.1 All lubricating/speciality oils shall meet relevant Indian Standards notified by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

1.2 The product manufacturer must produce the consent clearance as per the provision of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution)Act, 1974, Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 respectively along with the authorisation, if required, under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and rules made thereunder to Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for the Ecomark.

1.3 The product must display the list of critical ingredients in descending order of quantity present in per cent by weight, to be decided by BIS.

1.4 The product packaging may display in brief the criteria based on which the product has been labelled Environment Friendly.

1.5 The material used for product packaging shall be recyclable, reusable or biodegradable.

1.6 The product package or leaflet accompanying it may display instructions of proper use, storage, transport and recommend disposal guidelines after use and safe handling precautions so as to maximise the product performance and minimise wastage.

2. PRODUCT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS :

2.1 LUBRICATING OILS (VIRGIN): Following categories of oil are included :

- Lubricants : Vegetable Oil based.

- Lubricants : Other than Vegetable Oil based.

2.1.1 The product must not have toxic effect on acquatic organisms. EC 50/LC 50 shall not be less than 1.0 mg/litre.

Note - The method of testing to be followed shall be decided by BIS in consultation with the Central Pollution Control Board.
2.1.2 The base oil, additives and formulated products must have per centre biodegradability as mentioned below :

Lubricants
Minimum Biodegradability

Lubricants (Vegetable oil based)
90%

Lubricants (other than vegetable oil based)
60%

The above mentioned per cent biodegradability shall be tested as per OECD test method CEC-L-

33-T-82, 21 days.

2.1.3 The product shall not contain toxic metals such as lead and barium. Antimony shall not be used in concentration beyond 0.25% when tested as per AAS method.

2.1.4T he product must not contain halogenated products such as PCBs, PCTs and PBTs as well as Nitrites.

Note - Tthe manufacturer shall provide documentary evidence by way of certificate of declaration to this effect to Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for Ecomark.

2.2 FORMULATED LUBRICANTS FROM RECLAIMED/RE-REFINED OILS :

2.2.1 The product shall contain more than 50% by volume re-refined/recycled products reclaimed through environmentally compatible re-refining process.

Note 1. - The manufacturer shall provide documentary evidence by way of certificate or declaration to this effect to Bereau of Indian Standards while applying for Ecomark.

Note 2. - The lubricants containing more than 2000 ppm of Halogens or more than 20 ppm of PCBs should be treated as Hazardous Waste and therefore shall not be re-refined/reclaimed.

2.2.2 The product shall meet the product specific requirements as per lubricating oil (Virgin) as mentioned at para 2.1.

3.0 BIS may formulate/incorporate optional standards for environment friendly characteristics.

The criteria are subject to review after three years from the date of its publication in the Gazette of India. However, the Steering Committee is empowered to review the criteria earlier as and when need arises.
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Notification VI

Ministry of Environment and Forests

G.S.R. 621(E), dated September 6, 1995, published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section 3(i), dated 7th September, 1995, pp. 5-6, No. 364 (No. 14(12)/95-PL)

Whereas a notification in exercise of the decision recorded in paragraph 5 of the Resolution of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, vide GSR 85(E), dated 21st February, 1991 inviting objections from concerned quarters within a period of sixty days from the date of publication of the said notification, against intention or prescribing the criteria for labelling of Packaging Material/Package (Part I Paper Boards & Plastics excluding laminates) as Environment Friendly was published by the Ministry of Environment and Forest in G.S.R. (E) No. 651(E), dated 13-10-1993.

And whereas all objections received within the said period of sixty days have been examined. Now therefore, after duly considering the objections received. Central Government notifies the criteria for Packaging Material/Package (Part I Paper Boards & Plastics excluding laminates) as Environment Friendly Products as under :-

1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS :

1.1 All the packaging material/package manufactured shall meet relevant Indian Standard of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) pertaining to safety, quality and performance wherever applicable.

1.2 The manufacturer of packaging material/package must produce the consent clearance as per the provisions of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 along with the authorisation, if required, under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made thereunder to BIS while applying for Ecomark. Additionally the manufacturer shall also comply with the provisions under prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and rules made thereunder, wherever necessary.

1.3 The packaging material/package may display in brief the criteria based on which the product has been labelled as environment friendly.

1.4 The packaging material/package may be sold along with instruction for proper use and mode of safe disposal so as to maximise product performance and minimise wastage.

1.5 It shall also be suitably mentioned that ECOMARK label is applicable only to the packaging material/package, if content is not separately covered under Ecomark. It may be stated that the Ecomark is applicable to the product or packaging material or both.

2. PRODUCT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS :

2.1 PAPER

2.1.1The paper and paper boards packaging materials/packages shall be manufactured from the following raw materials :-

(a) 100 per cent waste paper or agricultural/industrial wastes;

(b) A minimum of 60 per cent by mass of pulp made from materials other than bamboo, hardwood, softwood and reed;

Note - The manufacturer shall provide documentary evidence by way of certificate or declaration to this effect to Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for Ecomark for requirements under (a) and (b) above.

(c) Paper and paper boards used for packaging of food materials shall be manufactured from virgin pulp and shall be free from dioxins. Printed surfaces of the paper shall not come into contact with the food and the maximum amounts of contaminants in paper intended to come into contact with food shall not exceed the limits given in the following table when tested as per the methods given in Appendix-I.

TABLE

Contaminant
X
Y(mg/kg of Paper)
Z

Cadmium(Cd)+6
-
0.5
0.5

Chromium(Cr)
-
0.1
0.1

Lead(Pb)
-
3.0
3.0

Mercury(Hg)
-
0.3
0.3

Pentachlorophenol(PCP)
0.05
0.05
0.05

Polychlorinated biphenyls(PCBs)
2.0
2.0
0.5

X : Paper intended to come into contact with dry food

Y : Paper intended to come into contact with wet food and food with fatty surface

Z : Paper for filtration

2.1.2 The paper and paper boards packaging materials/packages shall conform to the relevant Indian Standards. The paper and paper boards used for the manufacture of packaging materials packages shall comply with the relevant Indian Standards.

2.2 PLASTICS

2.2.1The plastic packaging materials/packages used for packaging of food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and drinking water shall comply with the relevant Indian Standards and shall be manufactured from the plastics which shall comply with relevant Indian Standards.

2.2.2The packaging material used for packaging of non-food, non-pharmaceutical, non-cosmetics and non-drinking water commodities shall be manufactured from recycled plastics which shall, apart from fillers and reinforcing agents, be a minimum of 30 per cent by weight of compatible plastics wastes.

Note - The manufacturer shall provide documentary evidence by way of certificate or declaration to this effect to Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for Ecomark.

3. BIS may formulate/incorporate optional standards for environment friendly characteristics.

APPENDIX 1

DETERMINATION OF SOME CONTAMINANTS FROM PAPER INTENDED TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH FOOD

LEAD (Pb)

The sample from paper will be leached with extraction fluid of pH 2.88?0.05 prepared by mixing 5.7 ml of acetic acid in one litre of double distilled water for 18?2 hrs. using shaker rotating/moving at 30+2 rpm.

The metal content of the extract will be determined by separating the extract from the paper matrix by filtration through glass-fibre filter with 45 micron proe size. The liquid fraction will be acidified and digested prior to Pb analyses as per Standard Method for the Examination of Water and Wastewater (APHA, AWWA, WPCF) 18th edition 1992. The metal content of the extract will be determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrometric and Graphite Oven technique.

CADMIUM (Cd)

The sample from paper will be leached with extraction fluid of pH 2.88?0.05 prepared by mixing 5.7 ml of acetic acid in one litre of double distilled water for 18?2 hrs using shaker rotating/moving at 30?rpm.

The metal content of the extract will be determined by separating the extract from the paper matrix by filtration through glass-fibre filter with 0.45 micron pore size. The liquid fraction will be acidified and digested prior to cd analyses as per Standard Method for the Examination of Water and Wastewater (APHA, AWWA, WPCF) 18th edition 1992. The metal content of the extract will be determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrometric and Graphite Oven technique.

CHROMIUM (Cr+6)

The sample from paper will be leached with extraction fluid of pH 2.88?0.05 prepared by mixing 5.7 ml of acetic acid in one litre of double distilled water for 18?2 hrs using shaker rotating/moving at 30×2 rpm.

The metal content of the extract will be determined by separating the extract from the paper matrix by filtration through glass-fibre filter with 0.45 micron size. Tthe Cr+3 and other interfering metals will be precipitated with aluminium sulphate. Cr+6 will be determined from the extract with diphenylcarbazide using spectrophotometry (550 nm).

MERCURY (Hg)

The sample from paper will be leached with extraction fluid of pH 2.88?0.05 prepared by mixing 5.7 ml of acetic acid in one litre of double distilled water for 18?2 hrs using shaker rotating/moving at 130[IKSI]?2 rpm.

The metal content of the extract will be determined by separating the extract from the paper matric by filtration through glass-fibre filter with 0.45 micron pore size. The Hg content of the extract will be determined using cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometric method.

Note - For each metal, the metal content of the leaching fluid should be determined simultaneously and subtracted from the metal value of the extract.

PENTACHLOROPHENOL (PCP)

The sample from paper will be extracted with an organic solvent. The extract is concentrated and acetylated. The determination of PCP is done by gas chromatography.

POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs)

The sample from paper is extracted with boiling ethanolic potassium hydroxide solution. An aliquot of the extract is mixed with water and subjected to extraction with hexane. The PCBs contained in the hexane phase are quantified by capillary gas chromatography using and EC detector. The pattern of the peaks is compared with the pattern of a suitable technical PCB.

The criteria are subject to review after three years from the date of its publication in the Gazette of India. However, the Steering Committee is empowered to review the criteria earlier as and when need arises.
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Notification VII

Ministry of Environment and Forests

G.S.R. 622(E), dated September 6, 1995, published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section 3(i), dated 7th September, 1995, pp. 7-8, No. 364 (No. 14(16)/95-PL).

Whereas a notification in exercise of the decision recorded in paragraph 5 of the Resolution of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, vide GSR 85(E), dated 21st February, 1991 inviting objections from concerned quarters within a period of sixty days from the date of publication of the said notification, against intention for prescribing the criteria for labelling of Packaging material/package; Part II : Laminates and products thereof as Environment Friendly was published by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in G.S.R. No. 425(E), dated 21-5-1993.

And whereas all objections received within the said period of sixty days have been examined. Now, therefore, after duly considering the objections received, Central Government notifies the criteria for Packaging material/package; Part II : Laminates and products thereof as Environment friendly Products as under :

1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS :

Following requirements will be applicable depending upon their relevance to the specific product (to be decided by BIS).

1.1 Laminates and products thereof consisting of two or more substrates mentioned below used for manufacture of packaging material/packages shall meet the relevant Indian Standards of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

(a) Aluminium

(b) Jute

(c) Paper

(d) Plastic

Note - BIS shall formulate/incorporate optional standards for environmental friendly characteristics.

1.2 The manufacturer of packaging material/package must produce the consent clearance as per the provisions of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 and Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 along with the authorisation, if required, under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made thereunder to BIS while applying for ECOMARK. Additionally the manufacturer shall also comply with the provisions under Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and rules made thereunder, wherever necessary.

1.3 The packaging material/package may display in brief the criteria based on which it has been labelled as environment friendly.

1.4 The packaging material/package may be sold along with instruction for proper storage, use and mode of safe disposal so as to maximise product performance and minimise wastage.

1.5 It shall also be suitably mentioned that Eco label is applicable only to the packaging material/package, if content is not separately covered under Ecomark, wherever is applicable. It may be stated that the Ecomark is applicable to the product or packaging material/package or both.

1.6 Packaging material/package as well as ink used for printing on it shall not contain -

(a) heavy metals (as Pb) more than 10 ppm when tested as per method given in IS 4006 (Part-III); 1978, and

(b) arsenic content shall not exceed 1.5 ppm when tested as per method given in IS 1060 (Part-II); 1960.

1.7 The compatibility of the product, process and package including its substrates and adhesives must be ensured by the manufacturer of the end product so that the product (content) quality is maintained within the specified limits till the end of its declared shelf life wherever applicable. The manufacturer shall provide documentary evidence by way of certificate or declaration to this effect to BIS while applying for Ecomark.

2. PRODUCT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS :

2.1 Laminates and products thereof shall be recyclable or reusable for non-food purposes which shall be demonstrated to BIS with supporting document/certificate.

Note - The products made from recycled/reused laminates and products thereof shall not be used for packaging of food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and drinking water.

2.2 The laminates and products thereof used for packaging of food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and drinking water shall be manufactured from the raw material as specified in the relevant Indian Standard for this purpose.

2.3 The laminates and products thereof shall not contain any residual volatile organic compounds when tested by gas liquid chromatography method.

2.4 There shall not be any obnoxious odour in laminates and products thereof.

The criteria are subject to review after three years from the date of its publication in the Gazette of India. However, the Steering Committee is empowered to review the criteria earlier as and when need arises.
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Notification VIII

Ministry of Environment and Forests

G.S.R. 623(E), dated September 6, 1995, published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section 3(i), dated 7th September, 1995, p. 10, No. 364 (No. 14(18)/95-PL).

Whereas a notification in exercise of the decision recorded in paragraph 5 of the Resolution of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, vide GSR 85(E), dated 21st February, 1991 inviting objections from concerned quarters within a period of sixty days from the date of publication of the said notification, against intention for prescribing the criteria for labelling of Architectural Paints and Powder Coatings as Environment Friendly was published by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in G.S.R. No. 728(E), dated 3-12-1993.

And whereas all objections received within the said period of sixty days have been examined. Now therefore, after duly considering the objections received, Central Government notifies the criteria for Architectural Paints and Powder Coatings as Environment Friendly Products as under :

1. DEFINITION OF TERMS :

1. In the following criteria :

‘aromatic hydrocarbons” means organic substances that have a benzene ring in their molecular structure;

“halogenated solvent” means any organic solvent containing halogens including fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine;

“solvent based” means paints and coatings that use an organic solvent as the primary volatile component;

“volatile organic compound” means any organic compound which has a vapour pressure more than 13.3 Pa at 250C in accordance with ASTN test method D3960-90.

2. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS :

2.1 All formulations of paints shall meet relevant standards of Bureau of Indian Standards pertaining to quality and performance.

2.2 The product manufacturer must produce the consent clearance, as per the provisions of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 along with the authorisation, if required, under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and rules made thereunder in Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for the ECOMARK.

2.3 The product must display a list of critical ingredients in descending order of quantity present. The list of such ingredients shall be identified by Bureau of Indian Standards.

2.4 The product packaging may display in brief the criteria based on which the product has been labelled environment friendly.

2.5 The product may be sold along with instructions for proper use so as to maximise product performance and minimise wastage.

2.6 The material used for product packaging shall be recyclable, reusable or biodegradable.

3. PRODUCT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS :

3.1 WATER BASED COATINGS (INCLUSIVE OF DRY DISTEMPER AND CEMENT PAINTS) :

3.1.1The product shall not contain more than 5 per cent volatile organic compounds (VOC).

3.1.2Product shall not be formulated with mercury and mercury compounds or be tinted with pigments of lead, cadmium, chromium VI and their oxides. Excluded are natural impurities or impurities entailed by the production process up to the amount of 0.1 per cent by weight which are contained in the raw material.

3.1.3The product shall not be formulated or manufactured with :-

(a) free formaldehyde in excess of 10 mg per kg. of paint,

(b) halogenated solvents,

(c) benzene & poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, and

(d) other aromatic hydrocarbons.

Note: The manufacturer shall provide documentary evidence by way of certificate or declaration to this effect to Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for Ecomark.

3.2 POWDER COATINGS :

3.2.1The product shall be free from any VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds).

3.2.2Product shall not be formulated with mercury or mercury compounds or be tinted with pigments of lead, cadmium, chromium VI and their oxides. Excluded are natural impurities or impurities entailed by the production process up to the amount of 0.1 per cent by weight which are contained in the raw material.

3.2.3The product shall not be formulated or manufactured with free formaldehyde in excess of 10 mg per kg. of paint.

Note: The manufacturer shall provide documentary evidence by way of certificate of declaration to this effect to Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for Ecomark.

3.3 SOLVENT BASED HIGH SOLID COATINGS :

3.3.1The product shall not contain volatile organic compounds, (VOC) in excess of 380 g/l.

3.3.2Product shall not be formulated with mercury or mercury compounds or be tinted with pigments of lead, cadmium, chromium VI and their oxides. Excluded are natural impurities or impurities entailed by the production process up to the amount of 0.1 per cent by weight which are contained in the raw material.

3.3.3The product shall not be formulated or manufactured with :-

(a) free formaldeyde in excess of 10 mg per kg of paint,

(b) halogenated solvents,

(c) benzene & poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, and

(d) other aromatic hydrocarbons in excess of 10 per cent by weight.

Note : The manufacturer shall provide documentary evidence by way of certificate or declaration to this effect to the Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for Ecomark.

4. Bureau of Indian Standards shall formulate/incorporate optional standards for ecological and environmental friendly characteristics.

The criteria are subject to review after three years from the date of its publication in the Gazette of India. However, the Steering Committee is empowered to review the criteria earlier as and when need arises.
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Notification IX

Ministry of Environment and Forests

G.S.R. 624(E), dated September 6, 1995, published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section 3(i), dated 7th September, 1995, pp. 12-14, No. 364 (No. 14(17)/95-PL).

Whereas a notification in exercise of the decision recorded in paragraph 5 of the Resolution of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests vide GSR 85(E), dated 21st February, 1991 inviting objections from concerned quarters within a period of sixty days from the date of publication of the said notification, against intention for prescribing the criteria for labelling of Food times Part II Beverages, Infant Foods, Processed Fruits and Vegetable Products as Environment Friendly was published by the Minstry of Environment and Forests in G.S.R. No. 789(E), dated 30-9-1992.

And whereas all objections received within the said period of sixty days have been examined. Now, therefore, after duly considering the objections received, Central Government notifies the criteria for Food items Part II, Beverages, Infant Food, Processed Fruits and Vegetable Products as Environment Friendly Products as under:

1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS :

1.1 All products of Beverages, Baby Foods and Processed Fruit and Vegetable Products shall meet the relevant standards for BIS pertaining to quality.

Note - Bureau of Indian Standards shall formulate/incorporate optional standards for ecological and environmental friendly characteristics.

1.2 The product manufacturer must produce the consent clearance as per the provisions of Water (PCP) Act, 1974, Water (PCP) Cess Act, 1977 and Air (PCP) Act, 1981 along with the authorisation if required under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made thereunder to Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for the ECOMARK and the product shall also be in accordance with the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and the rules made thereunder. Additionally FPO 1955 (Fruit Product Order), framed under Essential Commodities Act, 1955, Standards of Weight and Measurers Act, 1976 and 1985 requirements wherever applicable has to be complied with.

1.3 The product/packaging may also display in brief the criteria based on which the products has been labelled environment friendly.

1.4 The material used for product packing shall be recyclable, or biodegradable.

1.5 The date of manufacture and date of expiry shall be declared on the product package by the manufacturer.

1.6 The product must be microbiologically safe when tested as per IS : 5403 and IS : 5887 (Part V) and should be free from bacterial and fungal toxins.

1.7 The pesticide residues (if any) in the product shall not exceed the limit as prescribed in PFA Act, 1954 and the rules made thereunder.

Note - The rules under PFA Act, 1954 does not cover the tolerance limits for all the important pesticide residues commonly found in Food Items. The CCFS, DGHS, Ministry of Health, Government of India would be requested by CPCB through Ministry of Environment and Forests to provide an elaborate list of pesticide residues along with their tolerance limits for ECOMARK.

1.8 The product package or leaflet accompanying it may display instructions of proper use, storage and transport (including refrigeration temperature compliance) so as to maximise the product performance, safety and minimise wastage. The applicability of this clause to the specific products shall be decided by BIS.

2. PRODUCT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS :

2.1 Beverages :

IS 2346 : 1991 Carbonated beverages.

IS 13019 : 1991 Non alcoholic beverages bases (concentrates) for domestic use.

2.1.1Arsenic content of the product shall not exceed 0.1 ppm.

2.1.2The material used inside the metal cap of the product shall conform with the relevant Indian Standards of foot grade plastics. Caps and closures shall not be treated as labels.

2.1.3The percentage of fruit juice/pulp, if any added shall be mentioned on the product package.

2.1.4No synthetic colour and artificial sweetener shall be added or used in the product manufacturing:

2.2 Infant Foods:

IS 1547 : 1985 Infant milk food

IS 1656 : 1985 Milk Cereal based weaning food

IS 11156 : 1985 Infant Formulae

IS 13471 : 1992 Low fat infant formula

IS 6387 : 1987 Vegetable protein infant food with milk

2.2.1Arsenic content of the product shall not exceed 0.1 ppm

2.2.2The material used inside the metal cap of the product shall conform with relevant Indian Standards of food grade plastics. Caps and closures shall not be treated as labels.

2.2.3The percentage of fruit juice/pulp, if any added shall be mentioned on the product package.

2.2.4No synthetic colour and artificial sweetener shall be added or used in the product manufacturing.

2.2.5Product shall be free from Affatoxins.

2.3 Processed Fruits and Vegetable Products excluding Beverages.

(a) Canned fruits and vegetables :

IS 2867 : 1964 Canned Mangoes

IS 2868 : 1964 Canned Pineapples

IS 2869 : 1964 Canned Orange Segments

IS 3445 : 1965 Canned Peas

IS 3246 : 1965 Canned Okra (Bhindi)

IS 3247 : 1976 Canned Bitter Gourd (Kerala)

IS 3248 : 1993 Canned Tomatoes

IS 3500 : 1966 Mango Chutney

IS 3501 : 1966 Pickles

IS 8786 : 1978 Canned Okra (Bhindi) in Tomato Sauce

IS 9789 : 1981 Canned Apricot

IS 9790 : 1981 Canned French Beans

IS 9791 : 1981 Canned Tinda

IS 9811 : 1981 Canned Kundri

IS 9812 : 1981 Canned Spinach

IS 9822 : 1981 Canned Parwal

IS 9823 : 1981 Canned Potatoes

IS 10252 : 1982 Canned Carrot in Brine

IS 10253 : 1982 Canned Papaya in Syrup

IS 13474 : 1993 Canned Green Pepper in Brine

(b) Dehydrated fruits and vegetables

IS 4452 : 1967 Dehydrated Onion

IS 4624 : 1987 Dehydrated Peas

IS 4625 : 1968 Dehydrated Carrots

IS 4626 : 1978 Dehydrated Potatoes

IS 4627 : 1968 Dehydrated Cabbage

IS 4628 : 1978 Dehydrated Okra (Bhindi)

IS 5452 : 1991 Dehydrated Garlic

IS 9486 : 1980 Dehydrated Green Pepper

(c)Jams, jellies and marmalades

IS 5861 : 1993 Jams, Jellies and Marmalades.

(d)Juices and concentrates

IS 3547 : 1976 Mango Nectar

IS 3880 : 1976 Canned Mango Pulp

IS 3881 : 1966 Tomato Juice

IS 3882 : 1966 Tomato Ketchup

IS 3883 : 1993 Tomato Puree

IS 3884 : 1993 Tomato Paste

IS 4935 : 1968 Synthetic Syrups

IS 4936 : 1968 Fruit Squashes

IS 5800 : 1970 Orange Juice

IS 7732 : 1975 Apple Juice

IS 8713 : 1978 Mango Juice

2.3.1 The limit of heavy metal contaminants in the products shall be in accordance with the Indian Standards or as per CODEX standards and whichever is lower will apply. The list of such contaminants shall be identified by BIS.

The criteria are subject to review after three years from the date of its publication in the Gazette of India. However the Steering Committee is empowered to review the criteria earlier as and when need arises.
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Notification X

Ministry of Environment and Forests

G.S.R. 625(E), dated September 6, 1995, published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section 3(i), dated 7th September, 1995, pp. 15-16, No. 364 (No. 14(17)/95-PL).

Whereas a notification in exercise of the decision recorded in paragraph 5 of the resolution of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, vide GSR 85(E), dated 21st February, 1991 inviting objections from concerned quarters within a period of sixty days from the date of publication of the said notification, against intention for prescribing the criteria for labelling of Lead Acid Batteries as Environment Friendly was published by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in GSR No. 415(E), dated 14-5-1993.

And whereas all objections received within the said period of sixty days have been examined. Now therefore, after duly considering the objections received, Central Government notifies the criteria for Lead Acid Batteries as Environment Friendly Products as under :

1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS :

1.1 The automotive lead-acid batteries shall meet the relevant standards of Bureau of Indian Standards.

Note - BIS shall formulate/incorporate optional standards for environmental friendly characteristics.

1.2 The product manufacturer must produce the consent clearance as per the Provisions of Water (PCP) Act, 1974, Water (PCP) Cess Act, 1977 and Air (PCP) Act, 1981 along with the authorisation if required under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and rules made thereunder.

1.3 The product packaging may display in brief the criteria based on which the product has been labelled environment friendly.

1.4 The product may be sold along with instructions for proper use so as to maximise the product performance and safe disposal.

1.5 The material used for product packaging shall be recyclable or biodegradable.

1.6 The manufacturer shall organise the collection payback system for the used batteries and provide documentary evidence by way of certificate or declaration to this effect to Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for Ecomark.

2. PRODUCT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS :

2.1 Automotive Lead-Acid Batteries:

2.1.1The quantity of lead used in kg per battery (A), charged battery weight with electrolyte in kg (B) and Ratio A:B shall not exceed the limits given below :

Sl.No
Type of Battery
Net lead content in kg’A’
Charged battery weight with eclectolyte in kg’B’
Ration A:B

A. Type of Battery in IS 7372 (Pt. - 1) at 20 h rate capacity

1.
12V 32 Ah
6.11
10.5
59

2.
12V 35 Ah
6.6
11.0
60

3.
12V 50 Ah
8.36
16.0
53

4.
12V 60 Ah
9.96
17.5
57

5.
12V 75 Ah
13.75
22.5
62

6.
12V 110Ah
17.17
30.2
57

7.
12V 120 Ah
19.32
36.0
56

8.
12V 135 Ah
20.91
36.3
58

9.
12V 150 Ah
24.8
45.0
56

B. Type of battery in IS 13568 : 1992 at 10 h rate capacity

10.
6V 4 Ah
0.5
0.85
59

11.
6V 6 Ah
0.7
1.3
54

12.
6V 14 Ah
1.51
2.8
64

13.
12V 2.5 Ah
0.7
1.15
61

14.
12V 5 Ah
1.44
2.10
69

15.
12V 6.5 Ah
1.50
2.35
64

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2.1.2Lead used in batteries shall be recovered/manufactured through a process complying under the provisions of Water (PCP) Act, 1974, Water (PCP) Cess Act, 1977 and Air (PCP) Act, 1981 along with the authorisation if required under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and rules made thereunder.

Note - The manufacturer of the battery shall obtain documentary evidence from the lead manufacturer to this effect such as consent clearance from Pollution Control Board and provide the same to BIS while applying for Ecomarck.

2.1.3The manufacturer or ‘Oxide’ as well as ‘Grid’ plates of the battery shall ensure full compliance of the provision of Water (PCP) Act, 1974, Water (PCP) Cess Act, 1977 and Air (PCP) Act, 1981 along with the authorisation if required under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and rules made thereunder.

Note - Manufacturer of the battery shall obtain documentary evidence from the “Oxide” and ‘Grid’ manufacturers to this effect such as consent clearance from Pollution Control Board and provide the same to BIS while applying for Ecomark.

2.1.4The product shall contain the following percentage of recycled lead (from post-consumer lead) measured over a period of 3 months (as a rolling average), where 100 per cent is the total amount of lead contained in the batteries manufactured during the quarter:

(a) up to 1 year 25% minimum

(b) up to 2 year 40% minimum

(c) up to 3 year 50% minimum

Note: The manufacturer shall provide documentary evidence by way of certificate or declaration to this effect to Bureau of Indian Standards while applying for Ecomark.

GENERAL NOTE - The success of Ecomark scheme will largely depend on the availability of used/old batteries for recovery/recycling of lead in an environment friendly manner. In order to ensure the availability of used/old batteries the necessary arrangement may be made so that large consumers such as Defence, Railways, State Road Transport Corporations etc. are obliged to return the used/hold batteries to the manufacturers or their authorised agents who will undertake recovery of lead by complying with the provisions of Water (PCP) Act, 1974, Water (PCP) Cess Act, 1977, Air (PCP) Act, 1981 and Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made thereunder.

The criteria are subject to review after three years from the date of its publication in the Gazette of India. However, the Steering Committee is empowered to review the criteria earlier as and when need arises.

 

ravidevaraj
on 16 February 2009
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