Eco-friendly literally means earth-friendly or not harmful to the environment. This term most commonly refers to products that contribute to green living or practices that help conserve resources like water and energy.
Eco-friendly products also prevent contributions to air, water and land pollution. You can engage in eco-friendly habits or practices by being more conscious of how you use resources.
Making a truly eco-friendly product keeps both environmental and human safety in mind. At a minimum, the product is non-toxic. Other eco-friendly attributes include the use of sustainably grown or raised ingredients, produced in ways that do not deplete the ecosystem.
Organic ingredients or materials are grown without toxic pesticides or herbicides. Products with "made from recycled materials" contain glass, wood, metal or plastic reclaimed from waste products and made into something new.
Biodegradable products break down through natural decomposition, which is less taxing on landfills and the ecosystem as a whole.
Eco-friendly fashion includes the use the organic & biodegradable fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, khadi, Tencel, and often woven on handlooms and not power looms to conserve electricity. It also means using natural dyes, minimum wastage of natural resources like water.