06/01/2011

Beware of “Green” Products

 

Would you be surprised if your green cleaning products were derived from petroleum rather than bio-based sources as advertised?

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has found environmental claims can be markedly inconsistent with a product's chemical profile. Without carbon dating, consumers don't know if a product's ingredients were derived from plant-based carbon or petrochemicals produced synthetically from petroleum.

Researchers analyzed over a dozen commercial liquid laundry detergents, dishwashing liquids, and hand soaps for the origin of their carbon content. They found plant-derived carbon content varied significantly: hand soaps ranged from 28-97%, laundry detergents from 28-94%, and dishwashing liquids from 43-95%.

"For example, a liquid laundry detergent that makes the claim 'petrochemical free' contained only 69% plant-based carbon, meaning that 31% of the carbon is petroleum-derived," says Cara Bondi, an ACS researcher.

Avoid these misleading claims by purchasing products that are third-party certified and incorporate radiocarbon dating information per ASTM D6866-10.

 

 

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Xcel Energy’s Data Center Efficiency program can help data centers and large-scale IT operations improve reliability and energy efficiency.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

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