The Blue Angel (Der blaue Engel) is the first and oldest environment-related label for products and services in the world. It was created in 1978 on the initiative of the Federal Minister of the Interior and approved by the Ministers of the Environment of the federal government and the federal states. Today about 10,000 products and services in 80 product categories carry the Blue Angel eco-label. In Iceland it is best known on various paper products and folders.