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La Mediterranea 100% Recycled Glass Tableware

Posted By Alexandra Kain On February 24, 2009 @ 4:00 pm In Design,Green Kitchen,Green Products,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 5 Comments

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Housewares retailer Owen Lawrence [2] recently made way for La Mediterranea [3], a line of table top items made from 100% recycled glass [4]. La Mediterranea converts 5 million kilos (11 million pounds!) of glass each year salvaged from Spain’s urban recycling bins into glasses, goblets, vases [5], plates, and more in a dozen patterns and 15 delightful hues. Designed and crafted in Valencia, Spain [6] since 1975, the process combines computerized manufacturing with artisan glassblowing techniques.

La Mediterranea is also ISO 9001 certified [7] by the International Organization for Standardization [8] for quality products and effective production. This means that each piece comes with a tried-and-true quality guarantee, and the line is affordable to boot, with glasses under 8 bucks and 5-piece plate sets for $123. The dishware is currently available online [9] through Owen Lawrence and in Atlanta at their brick and mortar retail outlet.

+ La Mediterranea [3]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/24/la-mediterranea-100-recycled-tablewear/

[2] Owen Lawrence: http://www.owenlawrence.com/content/14.htm

[3] La Mediterranea: http://www.la-mediterranea.es/index-ing.htm

[4] recycled glass: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/06/13/transglass-recycled-glass-tableware/

[5] vases: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/08/23/the-vessel-light-by-mk-designs/

[6] Spain: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Spain

[7] ISO 9001 certified: http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=46486

[8] International Organization for Standardization: http://www.iso.org

[9] available online: http://www.owenlawrence.com/cat-62-1-226/LA-MEDITERRANEA.htm

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