Granite and Trend Transformations is offering worktops made from up to 72% of recycled glass from used beer, wine and mineral water bottles.
It said it was aiming at the “eco chic” marketplace, with designs featuring glass fragments bonded together with a clear polymer resin, for aesthetically beautiful, tough and scratch-resistant surfaces.
“The environment is very rarely the first consideration when choosing a kitchen. However, we explain the differences between our surfaces and other less environmental solutions; the customer can then make an informed decision. We are very proud of our environmentally-friendly products,” said the firm.
“We regularly use waste materials and repurpose them to create fashionable, eco-conscious products. They offer the same enduring style and reliability that you would expect from products made of raw materials. We upcycle! One particularly successful example is when we turned our signature blue glass from recycled Skyy Vodka bottles into mosaic tiles and glass worktops, giving them a whole new life.
“Minimising the use of raw and natural materials has played a major part in helping us keep our recycled glass worktops to an unrivalled ¼” thick. We incorporate geological waste in our work surfaces that would typically be sent straight to landfill. Our most up-to-the-minute product lines contain up to 78% post-consumer recycled content.”
The firm said its engineered surfaces require 60% fewer raw materials and incorporate both geologic waste and recycled glass that would otherwise end up in landfill.
The firm said it collaborates with the world’s leading environmental organisations, architects and designers to incorporate sustainability in its operations, while promoting green building practices in the wider industry.
“Long before it became fashionable, Granite and Trend Transformations declared a commitment to implementing processes that protect and preserve the planet’s resources,” the firm said.
“Key to the company’s direction was the belief that great style and beauty did not have to be sacrificed in the pursuit of corporate responsibility. Products are designed specifically to consume fewer raw materials and extend durability.”