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 concrete – Ekocrete,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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