05/06/2015 12:03 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

World Environment Day: 15 Indian Businesses That Deserve Your Custom For Promoting Sustainability

In this Nov. 7, 2014 photo, a man holds Peruvian quinoa, part of 23 metric tons to be burned in Guaqui, Bolivia. International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that’s fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean “superfood.” As Peru boosts production of cheaper factory-farmed quinoa, the grain is increasingly being smuggled into landlocked Bolivia to be mixed with, and sometimes sold as, organic quinoa _ Bolivia’s specialty, growers and government officials say. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

In the words of a famous muppet, it ain’t easy being green. Walk into a local department store and one’s likely to be surrounded by products that prioritise disposability and convenience over the environment.

An informed and conscientious customer must read the fine print in every product label to analyse the lifecycle of a product, how it affects the user and the environment. To make your buying decisions easier, we reached out to sustainability enthusiasts who gave us their personal recommendations of entities--businesses and non-profits--that are environment conscious. These are brands that make eco-friendliness a core part of their product offering. From organic clothing to composting kits, this roundup looks at entities that can help you make better choices.

We would love to hear about more such businesses. Please add to the list in the comments section or write to us.

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