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    The Green Mark

    Green Mark The Green Mark represents for “recyclable, low-polluting, and resource-saving”.
    Green consumerism emerged as a worldwide phenomenon since 1970s. The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel), a German certification for environmentally friendly products and services was introduced in 1977. Later, the Environmental Choice Program was established by Canadian Government in 1988, and countries around the world (such as Australia, Japan, Thailand and etc.) gradually came up with their own eco-labeling scheme too.
    The Green Mark is administrated by the Environmental Protection Administrations of R.O.C (Taiwan). It was launched in 1992 in order to encourage companies to manufacture products that have less impact on the environment, reduces wastes and promotes recycling. In long term, the promotion of Green Mark’s products aims to promote green consumerism among consumers to select recyclable, low-polluting, resource-saving products.
    The certification of Green Mark is designed on the basis of ISO 14024 eco-friendly principles. Practically, it acts as an economic tool to boost products and services that have less impact on environment. As a result, Green Mark is awarded to products in the top 20%-30% of its category.