Sunday, March 01, 2009

Thinking Green

It's been a couple of years since my last blog and I'm going to commit to make this a better routine as the days progress. There has been a great deal of talk lately about Green Initiatives and Green Products. My son got me started on it. The concept of doing no harm to the environment and health is back in the spotlight again, much as it was in the 70s.

There have been some good products I have come across lately in my discussions that I would like to talk about.

1) is producing laptop bags and backpacks from recycled PET bottles. This is a great product and I will probably buy one the next chance I get.

2) Jathropa jet fuel. You can google it but apparently they have fueled one of the engines from a 747 with a mixture of Jet A and Jathropa biodiesel.

3) A contact recently mentioned development in India of a product called NuAlgi which is a nanotechnology for causing algae blooms in lakes or waterways. The product contains elements and minerals necessary to spur growth of diatom algae. These algae then convert CO2 to Oxygen and breath life back into the lake or waterway. The other application I see is for the farming of algae for biodiesel production down the road.

I don't know if any of these except the laptop bags are really commercially viable. I am keeping my eye open for new Green products and initiatives. One thing I came across that I did not think was "Greenworthy" was something called ECO-FRIENDLY BOTTLED WATER from this website I wasn't buying it! I just don't think plastic bottles are friendly to the environment. That brings us back to GreenSmart. I commend the folks at act2greensmart for recycling.
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