Two LabSafety posts in a row? I just had to continue here. We’re going to be talking about green locks that are red. Really.
According to the description, these lockout locks are green because a) they contain no PVC and b) because the lubricant is edible. Since the locks are plastic of some sort, I’m not sure I buy the “no PVC” thing as being good — be clear that these locks aren’t to prevent theft — they’re to make you think before doing whatever they’re trying to stop you from doing — so the plastic is “OK” … but I suppose the relative “goodness” of various plastics is edible.
But the sale page (here) gives only these two reasons for them being “Eco-Friendly” … and edible lube is hardly a new idea, either. I suppose you might want to use locks with friendly lube around food (or not), but this hardly makes them “Eco-Friendly.”
Just how much lock lube is being poured into our environment anyways? I suppose it’s “nice” that they think they’re trying.