Green credentials? Use ‘Eco by Cosentino’ on your worktops
ECO is a revolutionary new surface material composed of 75% recycled material and sets an unprecedented standard for the green building and the sustainable design industries. This innovative new product caters to the environmentally conscious and design-oriented architect, designer, and consumer by providing high performance, design and sustainability. ECO™ by Cosentino is composed of 75% post-industrial and post-consumer recycled raw material, including: mirrors salvaged from houses, buildings and factories; glass from windows and bottles; granulated glass from consumer recycling practices; porcelain from china, tiles, sinks, toilets and decorative elements; and industrial furnace residuals from factories in the form of crystallized ashes. By utilizing these recycled materials, Cosentino is “upcycling” products that have reached the end of their lifecycle – meaning that they cannot be incorporated in to any other industrial product and would otherwise collect in landfill sites. According to Cosentino, approximately 3000 glass bottles equals 1Tn of raw materials. The production of ECO™ by Cosentino is expected to re-use the equivalent of 60,000,000 glass bottles every year. Reutilizing this huge amount of material prevents it from building up at landfills year after year, and reduces the need to mine for new resources. The recycled content is then mixed with 25% natural material including: stone scrap from mountains, quarries, manufacturing, and fabrication; and is bonded together with a proprietary eco-friendly resin made in part with corn oil and soy. This pioneering resin is the result of a major research and development initiative, and is unmatched in the market today. ECO™ by Cosentino’s unique make-up of recycled materials combined with natural elements is achieved through state-of-the-art technology and delivers a hard durable surface that has high stain, scratch and scorch performance. Unlike more traditional materials, it is non-porous and does not require sealers. The slabs are available in 1.2cm, 2cm and 3cm thickness to respond to varying market needs. ECO™ by Cosentino (www.ecobycosentino.com) was launched in 2009. “ECO™ by Cosentino is an ideal product for today’s eco-minded consumer who seeks performance and sustainability, without sacrificing design. Please call us on 020-8963 7450.