MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 24th August, 1992

G.S.R.768(E).-In exercise of the decision recorded in paragraph 5 of the Resolution of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment & Forests, published vide GSR No.85(E), dated 21.2.1991 in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part If, Section 3, Subsection(i), the Central Government hereby notifies the following criteria for labeling Cosmetics as Environment Friendly Products.

1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:--(i) All the products manufactured shall meet the requirements of following Indian Standards of BIS pertaining to safety, quality and performance :

 

Sl. No.

Item

IS CODE NO.

1.

2.

3.

1.

Skin Powders

IS:3959:1979

2.

Skin powder for infants

IS:5339:1978

3.

Tooth Powder

IS:5383:1978

4.

Skin powder for infants

IS:6356:1978

5.

Tooth Powder

IS:6608:1976

6.

Skin Creams

IS:7123:1984

7.

Hair Cils

IS:7669:1975

8.

Shampoo Soap based

IS:7884:1978

9.

Hair Creams

IS:7679:1975

10.

Oxidation Hair Dyes liquide

IS:8481:1977

11.

Cologne

IS:8482:1977

12.

Nail Polish (Nail Enamel)

IS:9245:1977

13.

After Shave lotion

IS:9255:1979

14.

Pomades & Brilliantines

IS:9339:1979

15.

Depliatorics Chemical

IS:9636:1988

16.

Shaving Creams

IS:9740:1981

17.

Cosmetic Pencils

IS:9832:1981

18.

Lipstick

IS:9875:1981

 

(ii) All the ingredients that go into formulation of cosmetics shall comply with the provisions prescribed in IS 4707: Part I,II and III classification of cosmetics raw materials and adjuncts as well as the product specific requirements.

(iii) The product package shall display a list of critical ingredients in descending order of quantity present. The list of such ingredients shall be identified by BIS.

(iv) The product shall not be manufactured from any carcinogenic ingredients.

Note:- Central Drug Research Instt./Industrial Toxicological Research Instt. would furnish a list of carcinogenic ingredients to BIS and would also keep BIS informed about the changes therein.

(v) The product manufacturer must produce the consent as per the provisions 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 alongwith the authorisation, if required under Envirotiment(Protection)Act,1986 and rules made thereunder to BIS while applying for ECOMARK, Additionally, pr(,visions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and rules thereunder shall also be complied with.

(vi) The product package shall be suitably marked that ECOMARK lable is applicable only to the contents, if the product pacakage is not separately covered under the ECOMARK scheme.

(vii) The material used for produce packaging shall meet the parameters evolved under the scheme of labeling Environment Friendly Packaging/packaging materials.

2. PRODUCT SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:- All the cosmetics formulations shall comply with the requirements given below under (i) to (iii). Further in addition to compliance with the requirements under (i) to (iii) the respective cosmetics namely: Tooth Paste/Tooth Powder, Hair Dyes and Nail Polish shall comply with the requirements given below under (iv),(v) and (vi) respectively.

(i) Product shall be dermatologically safe when tested by the method prescribed by IS 4011 :1982.

(ii) Biodegradable surfactant agents wherever used in cosmetics formulation shall be as per their limit finished for synthetic detergents for ECOMARK by the Technical Committee.

(iii) Heavy metals calculated as lead (Pb) and Arsenic (Ars) shall not exceed 10 and 1 ppm, respectively when tested by the respective methods, prescribed in Indian Standards.

(iv) Tooth Paste/Tooth Powder:- For the purpose of formulation of these products, the ingredients listed in IS : 6356 (1979) and ISL : 5383 (1978) shall only be used. Moreover, tooth paste shall not be fluoridated and presence of fluoride (F) as impurity shall not exceed the limit of 10 ppm.

Note:- This has been done with a view to ensure safety of these products from oral toxicity as the ingredients listed in the relevant Indian Standards are based on the consideration that are generally regarded as safe for such formulations.

(v) Hair Dyes :- Lead based dyes shall not be used.

(vi) Nail Polish :- Halogenated organic solvents shall not be used.

Note : Manufacturers will give necessary undertakings with supporting documents to BIS while applying for ECOMARK for requirements under (v) and (vi) above.

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

4. Filing of Objections:- A n person interested in filling any objection against these criteria for -labeling Cosmetics as environment friendly may do so in writing to the Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi within sixty days from the date of publication of this notification in the official gazette.

No. 23/06/91 -PL(CPW)]

MUKUL SANWAL, Jt Secretary