New eco-friendly products

I’m off to California today for Shell’s Eco-marathonand unfortunately, I think I just got bitten by a flu bug. Hopefully,I’ll be able to get my voice back in time for a very early morninginterview with Shell’s Future Fuels and CO2 vice president GrahamSweeney. Stay tune for this one. It will be interesting to hear Shell’sstrategies in the renewables sector.

For now, here are interesting new products in the market that these companies are marketing as green:

1. Field marking paint - Pioneer Athletics said its VOC-free Brite StripeUltra-Friendly field marking paint earned the US EnvironmentalProtection Agency’s Design for the Environment (DfE) designation.

2. Green concreteEkocrete,Inc. announced the availability of a new “green” concrete that uses 90%recycled and by-product materials without sacrificing strength ordurability. Ekocrete uses crushed recycled concrete for aggregate.

3. Eco-paint - Nissan Motor Co. launched its environment-friendly, water-based paintsfor aftermarket application, under the “PITWORK” brand. The paintcontains half the amount of volatile organic compounds compared withconventional paints in the marketplace.

4. Cleaning products - Seventh Generation introduced natural fabric softener sheets, auto dish pacs and rinse aid to its line of natural laundry and dish care options.

5. Eco-friendly binoculars - Nikon introduces ecobins binocular,which features Eco-Glass™ lead- and arsenic-free lenses and prisms. Inaddition Nikon says non-chloride rubber and no harmful inks or dyes areused during production.

6. Botanic denim - Lenzing is presenting an innovative eco denim concept TENCEL.Replacing cotton with TENCEL® reduces the area under cultivation forcotton by 25%. The consumption of water, required to grow cotton, canalso be reduced by 25%.

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4 Responses to New eco-friendly products

  1. wg 19 April, 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    Water-based paints are the best! I’ve used them when I renovated my kitchen. It’s not smelly at all and dry really quick.

  2. Marlene Affeld 4 June, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

    I am always encouraged when I find blogs that focus on eco-friendly products and living a green lifestyle. Thanks for the informative and helpful post.

  3. bushnell marinebinoculars 16 November, 2009 at 8:27 am #

    i want to have Eco-friendly binoculars, it is say to this article that this products are safe to used and can help also for our nature.

  4. Doris de Guzman 16 April, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Are they more expensive than traditional paints?

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