ECO™ by Cosentino
ECO by Cosentino® is an original product manufactured from 75% of recycled materials such as mirror, glass, porcelain, earthenware and vitrified ash. Even 94% of the water used in its manufacturing process is re-used.
ECO by Cosentino® is a new product that embraces sustainability, design and quality that has produced a new category of recycled surfaces. These are an ecological alternative to similar surfaces available for construction and decoration.
ECO by Cosentino® was created by a comprehensive research and development project carried out by the multinational Spanish company which has reinvested a major part of its annual income in promoting new technologies to create this state-of-the-art product. All the manufacturing processes comply with high environmental standards; which makes ECO by Cosentino® a highly sustainable and unique product.
Did you know that ECO™ by Cosentino is composed of:
- mirrors salvaged from houses, building and factories;
- glass from windshields, windows and bottles;
- granulated glass from consumer recycling practices;
- porcelain from china, tiles, sinks, toilets and ECO by Cosentino elements
ECO by Cosentino uses products that have reached the end of their lifecycle - this means materials being used in ECO by Cosentino cannot be incorporated in to any other industrial product that would otherwise collect in landfills. In the first year's production of ECO by Cosentino we will use the equivalent to 2 million standard sized bathroom mirrors (10.5 sq ft). ECO by Cosentino will use the equivalent of 539K sq ft of ceramic material yearly. ECO by Cosentino uses an eco-friendly resin with 22% of its composition coming from vegetable origin (mainly corn).
Did you know consumption of recycled materials results in:
- Elimination of waste from landfills
- Utilization of less energy in creation of new raw materials
- Brings products back to life
- Less utilization of natural resources and deforestation
Using ECO by Cosentino friendly resins results in:
- Less impact to air quality
- Less energy consumption
- 94% Recycled Water
- 99% of VOC purification at the factory
- Quarry Restoration
The production of ECO by Cosentino is expected to reuse the equivalent of 60 million glass bottles every year. Cosentino the makers of ECO by Cosentino works with national government agencies on re-forestation practices. Rainforests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute. Every year, each American throws out about 1,200 pounds of organic garbage that can be composted. Americans recycle nearly 13 million glass jars and bottles every day. The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. It also causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials.
Glass never wears out - it can be recycled forever. Every month, American´s throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper. A glass bottle can take up to one million years to breakdown. Recycled glass can be used in numerous areas, such as creating sports turf, manufacturing kitchen tiles and providing sand to depleted beaches. Glass containers are 100 percent recyclable, they can be recycled endlessly; and ECO by Cosentino. Recycled glass is used as the majority ingredient in new glass containers. The typical glass processing facility can recycle up to 20 tons of glass per hour. Every ton of glass that is recycled results in one ton of raw materials saved to process new glass, including: 1,300 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash and 380 pounds of limestone.