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In our previous post about countertops, we shared some environmentally friendly options that are made from paper and wood.  Now we will show you some great recycled-content countertops that are fashioned out of recycled glass.  Sit back, and enjoy!  There are some real beauties.  They are listed in order of shortest distance from manufacturer to Seattle.

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Trinity

  • Content:  70% recycled glass and low-carbon cement
  • Manufactured in:  Seattle, WA
  • Material source:  Raw materials:  WA, Cement:  Mexico
  • # of colors:  6
  • Waste during manufacturing:  Unknown
  • Website:  http://www.trinityglassproducts.com/
  • Notes: Used slabs can be crushed and recycled back into the earth.
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    Fuez Glass

  • Content:  100% curbside recycled glass, low-carbon cement, natural aggregate
  • Manufactured in:  North Portland, OR
  • Material source:  Within 500 miles of manufacturing
  • # of colors:  27
  • Waste during manufacturing:  They reuse the water used in the process and have a recovery service that takes care of the cement slurry.
  • Website:  http://www.fuez.com/details.php?line=FuezGlass
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    Vetrazzo

  • Content:  85% recycled glass.  Curb-side recycling, windows, drinking glasses, building demo glass, traffic lights and Portland Cement.
  • Manufactured in:  Richmond, CA
  • Material source:  Varies cities in the US
  • # of colors:  19
  • Waste during manufacturing:  They have 0 waste.
  • Website:  http://www.vetrazzo.com/products_intro.html
  • Notes:  We have a large slab of Vetrazzo in our showroom – stop by if you would like to see it in person.  The inclusions are beautiful.
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    EnviroSlab

  • Content:  80% recycled glass and porcelain. 20% epoxy resin
  • Manufactured in:  Texas
  • Material source:  Porcelain: Kohler in Texas / Glass – Distributor that collects US glass
  • # of colors:  50+, custom available
  • Waste during manufacturing:  Unknown
  • Website:  http://www.enviroglasproducts.com/slab.asp
  • Gilasi

  • Content:  80% recycled materials, mostly glass
  • Manufactured in:  Chicago, IL
  • Material source:  Within 200 miles of factory
  • # of colors:  24
  • Waste during manufacturing:  Unknown
  • Website:  http://www.gilasi.com/
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    Icestone

  • Content:  100% recycled glass and cement
  • Manufactured in:  Brooklyn, NY
  • Material source:  Cements: York, Pa / Glass:  Throughout US
  • # of colors:  29
  • Waste during manufacturing:  Water used gets recycled – little waste
  • Website:  http://www.icestone.biz/
  • BioGlass

  • Content:  100% recycled or recyclable glass with no colorants or additives
  • Manufactured in:  Italy, Distributed in CA, NJ, FL
  • Material source:  Italy
  • # of colors:  6
  • Waste during manufacturing:  Kiln molded, so no waste
  • Notes:  Extremely durable since it is pure glass
  • Website:  http://www.coveringsetc.com/BioGlassSpecifications.aspx
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    Eco-Terr

  • Content:  72% recycled content – reclaimed granite and marble.  A true Terazzo
  • Manufactured in:  Italy, Distributed in CA, NJ, FL
  • Material source:  Italy
  • # of colors:  36
  • Waste during manufacturing:  None
  • Website:  http://www.coveringsetc.com/EcoTerrHome.aspx
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    Eco by Consentino

  • Content:  75% recycled materials:  salvaged mirrors, windows, bottles, glass, porcelain, stone / 22% corn oil resin bond
  • Manufactured in:  Spain, Distributed in WA and more
  • Material source:  Spain
  • # of colors:  10
  • Waste during manufacturing:  None
  • Notes:  This is one of the more affordable glass products.
  • Website:  http://ecobycosentino.com/raw.html
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