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Bio Glass is a Gorgeous, Translucent, 100% Recycled Surface
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On February 16, 2010 @ 4:00 pm In Design,Green Kitchen,Green Materials,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments
Isn’t it great when you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for sustainability? Case in point: Bio-Glass , a striking material made from 100% post consumer recycled materials. Reader Jacostarubio just tipped us off about it saying:
“Bio-Glass  offers a clean technology hard surface material without compromise on aesthetics. 100% recycled glass: no colorants or other additives. 100% recyclable: can be placed into the same recycling container as drink bottles. Post consumer recycled content may help contribute to LEED® credits with USGBC project certification.”
So what exactly is Bio-Glass made of? It may be hard to believe, but the almost marble-like material is made from 100% recycled glass (from different waste streams like bottles, old plates, etc.) pressed together into slabs. Just think – you could have a bartop made from crushed up beer bottles!
Thanks for the tip Jacotarubio.
+ Bio Glass 
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