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Eco Friendly Options

Eco countertop

Eco friendly countertop

Eco friendly kitchen

ECO™ by Cosentino is a durable surface made of 75% recycled content composed of post-industrial or post-consumer materials and is bound by an environmentally friendly resin which comes in part from corn oil. ECO by Cosentino is also an ideal substitute for natural or engineered stone.

Attributes

  • High performance against staining, scratching and scorching
  • Non-porous, does not require sealers
  • Available in 10 designer colors and two textures (Leather™ and polished)
  • Available in 63"x 128" slab and standard size tiles
  • Backed by a 10-year limited warranty
  • Building teams can gain points toward LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for a building project with ECO by Cosentino surfacing
  • GreenGuard, NSF and Cradle to Cradle Certifications

Raw Materials

There are other eco-friendly surfacing materials in the market today. ECO by Cosentino reutilizes materials that have reached the end of their life cycle, thus saving on the creation and consumption of natural resources. Most of the raw materials used in the creation of ECO by Cosentino are:

Advantages

Post-consumer/Post-industrial Mirror: Materials used to produce ECO by Cosentino are post-consumer and post-industrial waste. The advantage of this is that the material being used has no other lifecycle. For example, every year tons of broken mirror is wasted all over the world because there is no other use for the material.

Post-consumer Recycled Glass: Producing ECO by Cosentino results in the salvation of raw materials and reduction in new mining (3000 bottles equals 1Tn of raw materials). It also reduces the amount of bottles going to landfills, which helps the problem of uncontrolled trash. Every year we expect to recycle the equivalent of 65 million glass bottles!

Post-consumer Waste: Garbage accumulation all over the world is a fast growing problem as consumer consumption increases. The source of raw materials is almost infinite (iron scrap) and it undergoes a burning process that is highly efficient. Quitariamos iron scrap.

Post-industrial Ceramic: Material from bathrooms, dishes, cups, shower pans and defective porcelain tiles. There is no other use for this material - it cannot be incorporated into any other industrial product.

This material is reused in the production of ECO by Cosentino which saves building up tons of waste in landfills year after year.

The Process

Good waste management processes must incorporate the recycling and reutilization of products and materials as a way to contribute towards the preservation of our environment. Social responsibility grows day to day not only from the consumer stand point, using eco-friendly and recycled products, but also from a manufacturer's stand point as we consider the growing concern of national and international environmental and legal groups.

Cosentino maintains guidelines for the continuous improvement and development of eco-friendly processes through innovation and technology achieved by our investment and commitment to the environment.

The growth of Cosentino is directly linked to its eco-friendly practices that respect, protect and rebuild the environment, from the early stages of mining and transformation of our products, and raw material sourcing all the way through our distribution.

During the manufacturing process of ECO by Cosentino, 94% of the water used is recycled, thus minimizing the consumption of a very important resource. All of the minerals used in the production of ECO by Cosentino come from quarries that are fully restored under strict stewardship programs and the manufacturing process is strictly controlled to avoid emissions of any harmful particles into the air.

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