The Grossest Green Products

Even obsessed eco-lovers might quail at some of these
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2010 11:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – Going green is good and all, but sometimes it can also be gross. ForkParty.com rounds up a dozen weird, eco-friendly inventions, some of which are also fairly icky:

  • Fertilizer: Specifically, made from human waste or, possibly even weirder, human remains.
  • Clothing: We all need something to wear, but would you wear clothes made out of cigarette butts?
  • Motor oil: Biodegradable motor oil is great, but you might turn up your nose at the idea that it’s made from beef tallow.

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  • Feminine hygiene: Tired of tampons? Wear the Diva Cup for up to 12 hours instead. Of course you have to empty it afterward...
  • Fur handbags: Not just any fur. Fur taken by grooming your very own pets.
  • Boat: Instead of running on regular fuel, this green boat runs on human fat from liposuction clinics.
For the complete list, click here. For more on green products that aren’t as green as you might think, click here. (Read more going green stories.)

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