What is ECO by Cosentino?
ECO™ by Cosentino is a durable surface made of 75% recycled content composed of post-industrial or post-consumer materials and is bound by an environmentally friendly resin which comes in part from corn oil. ECO by Cosentino is also an ideal substitute for natural or engineered stone.
There are other eco-friendly surfacing materials in the market today. ECO by Cosentino re utilizes materials that have reached the end of their life cycle, thus saving on the creation and consumption of natural resources. Most of the raw materials used in the creation of ECO by Cosentino are: Porcelain, Mirror, Glass, Corn Based Resin, Crystallized Ash, and Stone Scraps.
Advantages of using Recycled Raw Materials
Materials used to produce ECO by Cosentino are post-consumer and post-industrial waste. The advantage of this is that the material being used has no other life cycle. For example, every year tons of broken mirror is wasted all over the world because there is no other use for the material.
Post-consumer Recycled Glass
Producing ECO by Cosentino results in the salvation of raw materials and reduction in new mining (3000 bottles equals 1Tn of raw materials). It also reduces the amount of bottles going to landfills, which helps the problem of uncontrolled trash. Every year we expect to recycle the equivalent of 65 million glass bottles!
Garbage accumulation all over the world is a fast growing problem as consumer consumption increases. The source of raw materials is almost infinite (iron scrap) and it undergoes a burning process that is highly efficient. Quitariamos iron scrap.
Material from bathrooms, dishes, cups, shower pans and defective porcelain tiles. There is no other use for this material – it cannot be incorporated into any other industrial product.
This material is reused in the production of ECO by Cosentino which saves building up tons of waste in landfills year after year.
Anyone can talk about respect for the environment. ECO by Cosentino lives it. ECO by Cosentino is a new surfacing product which combines performance and design through the use of innovative technology and recycled materials.
Every step of production, from extraction to manufacturing to installation, Cosentino is committed to respect and protect our environment. During the manufacturing process of ECO, 94% of the water used is recycled, thus minimizing the consumption of a very important resource. All of the minerals used in the production of ECO come from quarries that are fully restored under strict stewardship programs and the manufacturing process is strictly controlled to avoid emissions of any harmful particles into the air.
Cosentino worked to become leaders in environmental responsibility. That means our products do more than meet industry requirements; they meet the expectations of a conscientious society.
ECO™ by Cosentino Attributes:
- High performance against staining, scratching and scorching
- Non-porous, does not require sealers
- Available in 10 designer colors and two textures
- Available in 63″ x 128″ slab and standard size tiles
- Backed by a 10 year limited warranty
- Building teams can gain points toward LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for a building project with ECO surfacing.
We invite you to visit our main showroom to view actual samples.
Keystone Granite Inc – Main Showroom
4592 Salem-Dallas Hwy
Salem, OR 97304
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