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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 Green Kitchen,Green Materials,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments

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Isn’t it great when you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for sustainability? Case in point: Bio-Glass [1], a striking material made from 100% post consumer recycled materials. Reader Jacostarubio just tipped us off about it saying:

Bio-Glass [1] 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 [1]


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