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Adult Toy Cleaners Are Going Green

09 June, 09:33, by admin

green organic cleaning products for sex toysThere is no industry immune from consumers who want to “go green”.  Surprisingly enough, that includes the “adult product” industry — you know what I mean — the stores that sell lingerie and sex toys!

Besides the very worthwhile trend of selling only “safe” toys (toys made of same, non dangerous materials), adult stores have begun marketing “organic sex toy cleaners“, with ingredients chosen to allow the use of the “Green” label as it applies to these products.

The manufacturer named “Jo” has been a big proponent of safe, “green” products, and has one of the best selling toy cleaners on the market.  This is a great trend we hope will continue.

 

Who has the most to lose from ELECTRIC CARS?

06 July, 12:13, by admin

Ever wonder why electric cars aren’t catching on?  Why their miles-between-charges is so terrible?  Why do electric cars cost SO much more than gas cars?

Ask yourself this question:  Who has the most to lose if a substantial portion of Americans switch to electric vehicles.  If your answer isn’t “big oil companies”, you live under a rock.

In 1994, GM purchased the rights to the NiMH technology and GM and Energy Conversion Devices Inc. establish GM Ovonic, presumable to focus on production of the EV1.  Ownership changed hands again in 2000 when GM sold the EV battery technology to Texaco.  Only days later, Chevron purchased Texaco, and the newly acquired NiMH battery technology.  Chevron now controlled the patents on the battery technology best suited for electric car production, a curiosity considering Chevron banks on sustained or increased oil consumption to support their business.  Technology that could propel the electric car into mainstream now rested with a company faced with decreasing demand and profit should electric car popularity explode. 

Perhaps you haven’t considered it before, but more than two-thirds of all commuters drive to and from work alone; and spend thirty minutes going to and returning from work.  And MOST of them do not go anywhere else except to work — and back to home — during those average five day work weeks!

…studies have shown that 90 percent of Americans drive less than 50 miles per day

Yet, instead of making the electric cars go farther, they are REDUCING the distance the cars can travel.  Does it sound to you like they want to encourage electric cars?

One of the first electric cars in production was the EV1.  Initially offered in congested cities, and only as a lease, the EV1 quickly gained fans and a following. Critics claimed the car was underpowered,  Fans of the EV1 say criticism was unwarranted and claimed the car easily held a charge and provided enough range on one charge.  Still, GM decided to halt production, claiming the project as unprofitable and the vehicle as undesirable.  Yet now, 20 years later, GM now has pockets lined with tax-payer dollars and is eagerly pushing the Chevy Volt, an electric car with one third the range as the EV1.

It is time to get behind the electric car movement.  The best news for the industry is that electric car maker TESLA has “torn up its patents” allowing anyone to build electric car technology.

Now if only the oil companies would do the same thing.

 

What does Going Green mean to YOU?

06 July, 11:56, by admin

… washing more clothes in cold water.

… carpooling and planning trips more to avoid unnecessary trips in the car.

… wearing clothes made from recycled material.

… using less gas, less water, less electricity.

… recycling and re-using trash bags

… changing the old incandescent light bulbs to the new fluorescent ones.

… sorting my plastic bottles and cans separately from my trash.

… driving a hybrid car

Are Consumers still willing to PAY more for “green” products”

06 July, 11:47, by admin

The willingness to pay more to “go green” is beginning to fade.

A “green gauge” survey found that although more than 90% of its respondents acknowledged taking steps to reduce its environmental footprint, most stated that they were not willing to pay premiums to choose the green or organic products.

Most of that is due to consumers becoming tired and disillusioned by the “green” or “organic” tag added to products.  Prior to new regulations by the government, companies could claim “green” products even though the product itself was NOT organic.

“Going Green” was the trendy catch-phrase, but that novelty has worn off.  People are now evaluation products based on the labels and comparing prices of those products who claim to be organic against those products whose labels list organic ingredients.

As part of going green, you should learn how changes in the climate are bad for people, animals, and plants.  Support your favorite charity.

What does “Green Cleaning” mean?

06 July, 11:39, by admin

Just like with interpretations of how to “go green”, green cleaning also has a variety of interpretations.

Basically though, the main goal of green cleaning is to choose cleaning solutions and cleaning methods that keep our environment healthy.  Some cleaning supplies are “green” because they use substances like baking soda, vinegar and lemon in their product.  Others are considered “green” because they avoid phosphates, chlorine, fragrances and artificial colors.  And others state that they are “biodegradable” (meaning they are capable of decomposing back into natural elements).

Products may also call them selves “green” because they use packaging that was recycled or they donate a portion of their profits to environmental causes (although that doesn’t make the product “green” in my opinion).

The goal is to avoid certain chemicals commonly found in conventional cleaning products that are known or suspected to cause problems for the people that use them and the environment once washed down the drain.  Volatile organic compounds, used to enhance the performance of a product, can impair neurological functions, while other chemicals can act as respiratory irritants, carcinogens or reproductive toxins, depending upon the extent of exposure.

Do “GREEN” products clean as well as non-green cleaning products?

You will get many opinions on the subject.  Most will agree however, that green products require more work, more “elbow grease”, to obtain the same level of cleanliness.

And yes, Green products are usually more expensive.

 

What does “Go Green” and “Organic” Have in Common?

06 July, 11:25, by admin

gogreen organicGOING GREEN means any number of little steps that you can take to reduce the harm that your existence is doing to the environment.  Learn more from these links.

GOING GREEN means to become more environmentally conscious in your life; at least within reason and to the extent that you can easily participate.

GOING GREEN means implementing changes in your life to become more eco-friendly.

 

GOING GREEN means bringing your own cloth bags to the grocery store rather than using their plastic or paper bags.

GOING GREEN means walking the one block to the McDonald’s instead of taking the car and letting your car idle the entire time you are in the drive-through.

GOING GREEN means separating your plastic bottles (and cans) so that they can be easily recycled without the trash requiring more sorting.

 

ORGANIC is a method of GOING GREEN!

According to the USDA:

Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled “organic,” a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too.

In terms of ORGANIC products, there are different levels of “organic”.  Again, to protect consumers, the USDA has defined three categories or levels of what may be called “organic”:

100% Organic: Made with 100% organic ingredients

Organic: Made with at least 95% organic ingredients

Made With Organic Ingredients: Made with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients with strict restrictions on the remaining 30% including no GMOs (genetically modified organisms)

Products with less than 70% organic ingredients may list organically produced ingredients on the side panel of the package, but may not make any organic claims on the front of the package.