How Our Colorado Springs, CO Natural Stone Fabricators Go Green
Planet Granite, Inc. does its best to recycle its waste in utilizing recycled water, as well as stone.
Granite and the Environment
As a natural product, Granite is inherently earth-friendly. Natural stone offers many attractive, environmentally friendly attributes, including an enduring life-cycle, durability, ease of care and maintenance, recyclability, and quarry and manufacturing best practices.
Conserving resources, preventing pollution, and minimizing waste are some ways the stone industry is working to be eco-friendly through green building. —Natural Stone Council, 2008
Green Recycled Glass Countertops
Recycled glass countertops combine recycled glass, cement, additives and pigments. All of the glass used is recycled, and it makes up 85% of the final material. The largest portion of the glass comes from curbside recycling programs.
Other glass comes from post-industrial usage, windows, drinking glasses, stemware, automotive glass, stained glass, laboratory glass, reclaimed glass from building demolition, and other unusual sources such as decommissioned traffic light lenses.
Because of the unique nature of the glass in the production process, every surface has its own history. Primary uses include kitchen and bathroom countertops, tabletops, and commercial wall and floor coverings.
Vetrazzo Glass Countertops
Decommissioned traffic lights, windshields, used bottles and plate glass windows transformed into an exquisite work of art that is the centerpiece of your living, working or playing spaces. Recycled glass surfaces give you an alternative to using non-renewable resources, and provides a new market for recycled glass, including glass that cannot be recycled elsewhere.
- 100% of the glass is recycled
- Made in the U.S.
- All material is from the U.S.