Counter tops are big business in the building industry. Every home needs them but unfortunately most homes have counter tops that are non-sustainably harvested materials or harmful because of the material they are made from and installed with. With that in mind new companies are emerging on the building scene that aggressively counter-act this approach. One alternative to traditional granite, slate and other stone types is recycled glass.
Recycled glass counter tops, just as the name indicates, are made from post-consumer recycled glass. This glass would be headed straight to the landfill, but instead is re purposed into beautiful one of a kind counter top surfaces that will last a life time. Maine Green Building Supply offers recycled glass and recycled seashell counter tops from another Maine company, Beachstone.
Made with 100% post-consumer recycled content including the binder, Beachstone counter tops and stone products are sustainable, contain no volatile organic compounds (VOC), are just as resilient as other stone types, and are a LEED certified green building product. Further more, being locally made in South Portland adds to the sustainability of this product as fewer amounts of carbon are involved to transport it to your home.
Available in an array of colors and custom made to fit your needs, recycled glass counter tops can add beauty and warmth to your home that you can feel good about. Products like these are really breaking the stigma around green building, as they are equally as attractive as conventional materials, yet still have sustainable materials and manufacturing processes at the heart of them. Once more, buying local made sustainable goods is a great way to reduce your personal impact on the environment. It also supports the communities that make Maine a wonderful place to live, and ensures future sustainable businesses succeed.
For more information or to buy recycled glass and seashell products, stop in Maine Green Building Supply at 111 Fox Street in Portland.