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nonbleached. The packaging box used for the product is recommended to be made from recycled pulp with at least 80 % recycled paper. 8.2 Thai Green Label Developed by Thailand Environment Institute in 1994, the Green Label (Fig. 2 ) uses lifecycle consideration and stresses certain high-priority national goals, such as waste reduction and energy and water conservation. Product categories (made from cloth) include the following: Hats, bags Products made for babies Garments (i.e. shirts, trousers) Clothing accessories Home and household textile fabrics 8.3 Eco Mark The Eco Mark (Fig. 3 ) Program was established in 1989 by the Japanese Envi- ronmental Association. Products must meet the following criteria: Impose less environmental load than similar products in their manufacture, use, and disposal Reduce the environmental load in other ways Fig. 2 Thai green label (Thailand). Retrieved from, 160 A.K. Roy Choudhury
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Product categories include the following: Cloth diapers for infants (24 products, 9 companies) Unbleached clothes, bed linens, and towels (68 products, 55 companies) Cloth shopping bags (53 products, 27 companies) Textiles made of waste fi bers (122 products, 91 companies) Clothing made of used polyethylene terephthalate resin. 8.4 Ecomark The Government of India launched the Ecomark scheme (Fig. 4 ) in 1991. The label is awarded to consumer goods that meet the speci fi ed environmental criteria and the quality requirements of Indian standards. The logo is an earthen pot, which uses a renewable resource, does not produce hazardous waste, and consumes little energy in making. Production categories include baby clothing and fabrics made by various textile fi bers. 8.5 EcoMark (Africa) The EcoMark Africa eco-label (EMA, Fig. 5 ) is currently in development. It will consist of threshold criteria and indicators suitable for the African continent. The standard will be designed in such a way that existing standard systems may be Fig. 3 Eco mark (Japan). Retrieved from, Fig. 4 Eco mark (India). Retrieved from, Development of Eco-labels for Sustainable Textiles 161
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benchmarked against it and accredited certi fi ers may use it to certify companies against it. In both cases, operations that ful fi l the requirements of the EMA standard may use the EMA eco-label. With its certi fi able standard, EMA will provide one continent-wide and cross- sectorial label to mark sustainably produced African products. EMA will encourage African producers to access the markets with sustainably produced goods and services. EMA will particularly support small- and medium-sized enterprises to get certi fi ed and gain access to niche markets. 8.6 Ecocert Ecocert (France) (Fig. 6 ) is a certi fi cation body for sustainable development. It is an inspection and certi fi cation body established in France by agronomists aware of the need to develop environmentally friendly agriculture and of the importance of offering some form of recognition to those committed to this method of production.
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