While I was shopping on line for Christmas,I bought various items from a “green” company that sells putatively ecologically friendly consumer goods. For instance, this neat little gadget. I gave one out for Christmas and am waiting to hear back on whether it actually works. There’s no law of physics violation, so it’s possible.
On the other hand, I also ordered some rechargable batteries, even though I am not convinced they are really more ecologically friendly because they fail so often. These, however, despite being marketed as “green”, came in quite the layered non-biodegradable wrapping. Plastic outer box, plastic inner covering, plastic back plate, tape, etc. It just seems the perfect example of Logo-Realism, where labeling is what matters, not the actual impact on the environment. Still, I will see if these batteries have a longer lifespan than other varieties I have used.