Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Thetford Corporation — a manufacturer of
sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV industry — has
introduced a new line of green RV care products developed in conjunction
with the federal government’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
“Our customers are becoming more environmentally conscious and
as a result, we have seen an increased demand for green options,” said
Mary Burrows, Thetford’s manager of chemical development.
The year-old project centered on “reformulating” products to
conform with DfE’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.
“The EPA was actually more stringent with RV products than
household products because of their potential impact on the
environment,” Burrows said. Thetford Corporation, (800) 543-1219.