Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Thetford Corporation â€” a manufacturer of
sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV industry â€” has
introduced a new line of green RV care products developed in conjunction
with the federal governmentâ€™s Design for the Environment (DfE) program.
The company has five products in its RV care line that have received DfE
certification: Hard Water Spot Remover (msrp $7.99), RV Wash & Wax
(msrp $8.99), Mildew Stain Remover (msrp $9.99), Ultra Foam Awning
Cleaner (msrp $7.49) and Ultra Foam Black Streak & Bug Remover (msrp
â€œOur customers are becoming more environmentally conscious and
as a result, we have seen an increased demand for green options,â€ said
Mary Burrows, Thetfordâ€™s manager of chemical development.
The year-old project centered on â€œreformulatingâ€ products to
conform with DfEâ€™s certification requirements. Burrows noted that
extensive testing was performed by the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) to ensure the end products were nontoxic and biodegradable.
â€œThe EPA was actually more stringent with RV products than
household products because of their potential impact on the
environment,â€ Burrows said. Thetford Corporation, (800) 543-1219.