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Local marinas offer eco-friendly materials

TICONDEROGA - Snug Harbor Marina in Ticonderoga and Snug Harbor South at Silver Bay on Lake George are the first marinas to offer biodegradable marine oils and cleaners.

Made of beef tallow and plant extracts, the products are biodegrade within 28 days of use and are not harmful to plant and marine life.

According to Marissa Palandrani, parts and inventory supervisor at Snug Harbor, "This year we sought better products for our boat owners to use that are not harmful to the lake. We believe the new and better regulations to control the release of dangerous chemicals into Lake George will help maintain its beauty for years to come. The Green Earth Technologies and cleaning products deliver a cleaner and better solution."

Currently Snug Harbor offers the GETG hull and bottom cleaner, boat wash, siding cleaners, 10W30 and two cycle G-Oils.

Palandrani is the third generation of her family to operate the marinas.

Recently, GETG received Environmental Protection Agency approval to be listed on the NCP Product Schedule under the surface washing agent category for its G-MARINE˙ OSC-1809 Surface Washing Agent. Efforts are under way to utilize the product in the Gulf cleanup and in the Michigan pipeline incident.

The Green Earth Technologies products are distributed in the Northeast by Green Planet Products LLC, a Galesi Group Company based in the Capital District of New York. Since its introduction late in 2009, landscape maintenance companies, CDTA, the city of Pittsfield, Mass., automotive repair shops, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation and the municipal fleet for the City of Schenectady have switched to the Green Earth Technologies products.

Green Planet Products LLC President S. Lee Bowden said, "The market is poised to grow. The past and current administrations were and are heavily focused on reducing emissions to lower the carbon footprint using green technology. GETG satisfies their needs with high performance ultimate biodegradable products."

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