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Earth Tag Eco Plant Certification

A beautiful flower that pleases the eye and delights the heart more often than not requires for the farmer to spray huge amounts of chemical pesticides on it in order to keep its appeal.

According to statistics, out of the content of the pesticides that are sprayed onto plants, only 1% of it is used to kill off the pests. 45% of it stays on the plants while the remaining 54% is absorbed into the ground. After a heavy rainfall, the pesticide residue will flow into the stream, river and reservoir or the sea.

This is why in 2012 and 2015, there were frequent news reports that questioned the methods that have been used for planting in the well-known area of Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, where the water quality was inspected and found to contain toxic pesticides. Today, we know and are fully aware that it is only a short matter of time before the chemical pesticides we use on our plants re-enter our body’s systems…

In order to encourage more people to stop using chemical pesticides, Baba has established the “Earth Tag Eco Plant” for setting environmentally friendly gardening standards.

What is Earth Tag Certification

Earth Tag Certification has been introduced in order to help consumers recognise “real organic”. Not only does it serve as the proof that genuine organic farmers need; it also promotes the organic development of our country. Apart from Organic certifications, Earth Tag is also the first organisation in the world to establish “Eco-care Potted Plants” and “Eco Nursery” certifications.

Eco-Care Potted Plant Standard

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To maintain the quality of ornamental plants, large volumes of chemical pesticides are often used in the planting process, causing pollution of the environment and the water source as well as threatening the health of the ecosystem, the operator, and the employees.

Earth Tag Eco-care Potted Plant Standard are the premier standards worldwide for certifying potted plants. It encourages that no chemical pesticides are used during the first-line planting process so as to protect the environment, the water source, and the health of the grower and the consumers.

Apart from using non-toxic planting materials, all plastic pots must be made using biodegradable materials in order to reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment.

Eco- Care Potted Plant Covers 6 Broad Areas:

1. No pesticide use during planting for over 3 months before being placed on the market

2. Preventative measures for pollution from external sources

3. Sales and production records

4. No herbicide or pesticide use

5. Pots (if used) made from biodegradable plastic

6. Labelling for certified eco-care potted plants

Requirements

Growers who are seeking to obtain a certification from “Earth Tag Eco Plant” are required to meet the stringent standards and pass the annual inspection of Taiwan’s largest International Organic Certification body – Tse Xin Organic Certification Corporation – from conducting audits of the flower beds on site and ensuring that the plants are being grown organically, to complying with the operational criteria and fully eliminating the use of chemical pesticides – only when one has fulfilled all the set criteria is one able to obtain the “Earth Tag Eco Plant” certification.

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