"PaperStone creators had a vision of creating a composite surface product made using recycled papers and non-petroleum based resins." Made from either 50% ("Original") or 100% ("Certified") post-consumer recycled paper, PaperStone countertops are the result of a manufacturing process of resin systems that are water based and petroleum free. The impact: posted originally from: AT:Chicago A 1" by 5' by 12' sheet of PaperStone Certified (versus a regular phenolic composite manufactured from virgin fiber and a regular, commercially available, solvent-based resin) saves: * 1233 gallons of water * 2.03 million BTU's of energy * 131 pounds of solid waste * 254 pounds of greenhouse gases * 55 pounds of petroleum-based phenol * 22 pounds of natural gas-based methanol PaperStone is part of Paneltech International and based in Washington state. While we don't have info on pricing, we love the idea and the look - and the fact that supposedly keeping the surfaces clean and in good shape is a fairly standard process (PaperStone also offers their own cleaner made from 100% natural ingredients). Has anyone seen these surfaces in person??