ECO is similar in appearance to IceStone and Trend Q, but it's what it's made of that makes it stand out. ECO is made with 75% post-consumer and post-industrial content, including recycled glass, mirror, organic waste ash rocks, porcelain and stone.
These ingredients are then mixed in with something that's new to us—a corn and soy based resin, which is then fused with natural quartz and quartz filler.
ECO comes in 10 neutral shades in two color categories: 'ECO Green' (post-industrial content) and 'ECO Revive' (post-consumer), and are available in both slab and tile formats. According to the company, the product will be suitable for any wet surfaces such as kitchen countertops and backsplashes, bathrooms, and as a floor or wall cladding. The surface will not stain, scratch or scorch, and is non-porous so it doesn't require sealants.
Besides making a recycled content product, the company is committed to a recycling program, energy efficiency and wastewater management. The tile itself is also recyclable: each fabricator will use ECO waste and scrap to create tiles for another Cosentino recycled content countertop product, Silestone MURO.
See more at their website.
Originally published 2009-02-06 - CB