7.21.2008

Recycled glass 2

Speaking of recycled glass, my friend L who just bought a house with J, introduced me to Ice Stone, a sustainable surface material made from recycled glass and concrete. Not only is it gorgeous, but it's the first and only durable surface in the WORLD to receive McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC)’s coveted Cradle to Cradle™ certification.

{picked up from the Ice Stone website} Cradle to Cradle™ assesses products on a number of criteria, such as the use of safe and healthy materials, design for material reuse and recycling, efficient use of energy and water throughout production, and instituting strategies for social responsibility. At IceStone we manufacture our products with 100% recycled glass in a cement matrix, diverting hundreds of tons of glass from landfills each year. We operate out of a renovated, day-lit factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, creating U.S. jobs for workers in an eco-friendly, safe and respectful environment.

So if you're looking to renovate your kitchen or bathroom anytime soon, check out this product! It could also make a great surface for a coffee table ... take a found object as a base, throw a slab of this on top and wha-laa! Hello conversation piece.

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