One has only to look around to see green initiatives. Bio-fuels, wind energy, renewable fibers are just a few of the environmental initiatives that have recently made headlines. Meanwhile, for the past several years, industry has been quietly looking into and utilizing environmentally safer, readily biodegradable and non-toxic fluids. But how green is green, and what is sustainable and what is not. To separate fact from fiction, our staff scientists can help clarify the terminology, regulations and testing method used, and assist in the accurate description of terms like “readily” and “inherently” biodegradable.