24-ME4211 - 1 UPK MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Myths facts about Green Products •

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Unformatted text preview: 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Myths- facts about Green Products • Consumers do not prefer buying green products- Not true. Green product purchases increased from $219 billion in 2005 to $290 billion in 2008. • Green products are not really “green”- None of the products can be truly “green” since all products use resources and create waste, but products can be “greener,” denoting a continuum toward sustainability. • Natural products are more healthier- Not true. Arsenic is a natural substance, yet deadly. • Plant based products will degrade in landfills- Not true. No product, even those labeled “compostable,” will degrade in a landfill. Compostables will only degrade in industrial composting facilities or in backyard composters at high temperatures. • 100% recycled products are better for the environment than 10% recycled products- Not true. Depending upon how far most recyclables must travel to recycling centers for processing (creating...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ME ME4211 taught by Professor Dr.a.vyas during the Winter '11 term at NYU Poly.

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24-ME4211 - 1 UPK MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Myths facts about Green Products •

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