Targus has just announced a new set of laptop carrying cases that are both green--as in the color green--and green, as in environmentally friendly.
The company press release notes, "Targus' new EcoSmart series of messenger bags, backpacks, and top loading laptop carrying cases are made of PVC-free material, which makes the production of EcoSmart cases less harmful to the ecosystem. In addition to the removal of PVC material, plastics used on the cases are recyclable and all metal hardware is nickel-free."
Targus' new line of EcoSmart cases will be come in four styles: Convertible Messenger/Backpack (pictured), Sling (pictured), Messenger, and a Top Loading case. No word yet on pricing, but the release says the bags will be available for the holidays and that, "All of the cases include a padded notebook sleeve with scratch resistant, quilted lining; a security strap; and a detailed workstation with a key hook, pen loops, accessory pockets, and plenty of storage options. The cases fit 15.4-inch laptop computers and include specially designed pockets for a water bottle and MP3 player. The backpack includes a tuck-away shoulder strap as well as a removable shoulder strap. The Top Loading case also includes a removable shoulder strap."
Personally, I wish Targus would make a case that you could either eat or smoke after you were finished with it. But I guess this is a step in the right direction.