18 May '11, 3am
Treehugger: Green products thrive despite recession
With Economy Down A Cesspool, Green Product Sales Are Doing What? Green reflections in the cesspool. Image credit:Flickr, infinitybyinduction With sales of just about everything down, save for gold, cheap processed food, and toilet paper, it would be remarkable if even a few so-called 'green products' had experienced increased demand in recent months. Well...wouldn't it? Let's examine a sampling of what data exist, indicating sales trends for green products . Hybrid cars. Autoblog reports that Toyota has a Prius model order backlog of 25,000. This low number reflects the earthquake-caused damage to the automotive supply chain. Can you imagine how many hybrids Toyota might sell if all Prius models were in full production, satisfying North American demand? View the entire comment thread.