Here’s a Friday treat that I’ve been compiling for several months now. If you’re really into eco-products, you might want to try these newly launched stuff and let us know if you consider them really green or if they’re just pure greenwash.
- Cosentino launched in April its ECO by Cosentino, a new line of countertop and surfacing material composed of 75% recycled material. Using the materials can get points toward LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The countertops are GREENGUARD certified for low chemical emissions.
- Baumgartens introduced in July a range of new waterless cleaners under its environmentally-friendly brand CONSERVE that is sold in tablet form with consumers adding water once ready to use. Conserve Cleaners products consists of cleaners for glass and window,multi-surface, bathroom, and odor eliminator.
- Adco Cleaning Products LLC launched in June its new line of ecologically friendly detergent and softener under the brand AdcoEco to be sold by dry cleaners directly to consumers. The highly concentrated AdcoEco products are biodegradable and free of all harmful dyes and perfumes.
- Chemstar Corporation developed its Chemstar Liquid Fruit and Vegetable Wash that is safer to store, handle, and use than products that contain peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, or chlorine. The product is based on citric acid formulation.
- Green Bay Converting introduced last month its Ever-Green bathroom tissue made from 100% recycled fiber (and packaged in a 100% recyclable carton).
- In July, Terminix introduced its Terminix SafeShield, a new, natural pest control product that is made primarily from plant extracts. Terminix SafeShield, which is EPA-exempt, was developed in partnership with TyraTech, an independent pesticide company and uses TyraTech’s Nature’s Technology formula.
- In April, Safety Kleen introduced its recycled motor oil EcoPower to consumers. EcoPower motor oil is available in 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30 and 15W-40 viscosity grades.
- In August, Samsung launched Reclaim™, the first phone in the U.S. constructed from eco-friendly bio-plastic materials made from corn. The bioplastic makes up 40% of Reclaim’s outer casing and is said to be free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), phthalates, and nearly free of brominated flame retardants (BFR).
- CalSprings introduced its biodegradable plastic water bottle BioGreen Bottles. The water bottles are reusable, recyclable, top shelf dishwasher safe, and BPA, DEHA and DEHP free.
- PlastiPure and Hydrapak created Purebot water bottle. The companies said the bottles are certified free of all estrogenic activity not just those caused by BPA and phthalates.
- Repurpose Compostables debut their brand new line of PLA cold cups and PLA cutlery. The products can withstand heats of up to 220 degrees and are able to biodegrade in 90 days.