MSA says this is the world's first green protective hardhat manufactured from sugarcane. In addition to protecting your noggin, all V-Gard helmets carry a No. 2 plastic recycling symbol, which means they are readily recyclable. The helmets are produced from green high-density polyethylene, a biopolymer made from sugarcane-based ethanol. Polyethylene is a renewable resource because sugarcane growth exceeds the rate of harvest. By contrast, traditional hard hats are made from polymers derived from fossil fuels.

One last point: According to this writer, the helmet doesn't taste like sugar.