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Buying Green: 7 Ecofriendly Products

SciAm takes a look at new products, from environmentally friendly suede jackets to biodegradable toilet paper

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SUEDE JACKETS

Bernardo Green
http://www.bernardofashions.com
Traditional tanning processes produce considerable pollutants. Bernardo's new Green line of women's suede jackets is colored with biodegradable tanning agents and dyes.....[ More ]

DISPOSABLE CUTLERY

Vegware
http://www.vegware.com
Eat your potatoes, using potatoes. Vegware forks, spoons and knives are made from 80 percent potato starch and 20 percent soy oil. (Can you say "spudoon"?) Vegware says the utensils are just as heat-resistant and strong as standard plasticware.....[ More ]

NONSTICK COOKWARE

Xtrema Nano-Glaze
http://www.ceramcor.com
Most "nonstick" pots and pans remain slick during cooking because they are coated with various chemicals, Teflon the most famous among them. Some consumers are wary of the coatings, and manufacturers do warn against ingesting the compounds if they start to flake off.....[ More ]

REUSABLE TOTES

Acme Bags
http://www.reusablebags.com
Paper or plastic? It's nice to be given a choice at the store, but both types of bag waste materials and energy and add to refuse, even if they are recycled.....[ More ]

WATER-POWERED CLOCK

Bedol
http://www.bedolwhatsnext.com
Why should your home's electrical timepieces drag on the environment by pulling current from some utility or by wearing down batteries that are notorious for leaching caustic chemicals into landfills?....[ More ]

TOILET PAPER

Marcal Sunrise
http://www.marcalpaper.com
For years Marcal has sold some of the most inexpensive paper products on the market. Part of the reason is because much of the stock is made from low-grade recycled paper.....[ More ]

HYBRID BIKE

Twist Freedom DX
www.giant-bicycles.com
Commuting to work by bicycle is enticing. Not only is the practice environmentally sound, it's healthy exercise and saves on gasoline and public-transit fares.....[ More ]

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