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The EcoUrban Collection
Extraordinary alternatives...it’s been our motto since we opened in 1992. Back then, sustainability wasn’t really a developed concept, but we were always aware of the material choices we would offer, not only our customers, but our work force as well. Although many of these items and practices required extra cost and implementation, we had a feeling it would reap benefits in the end, and by default, we had developed a highly sustainable line of products without changing gears; some like to say it was a happy accident; I prefer extraordinary.
Soupcan, the sister company of EcoUrban cabinets, offers an amazing collection of quality alternative countertop surfaces: concrete, stainless steel, copper and zinc. From no added urea formaldehyde, to VOC compliant finishes, Soupcan strives to produce the most eco-friendly products possible.
Soupcan implements sustainability in every aspect of its practice, starting at the manufacturing process: they use automated technologies for better material yields, less waste stream production, and enhanced product performance. Scrap material is used for their material samples or recycled through a local facility and they have established centralized cardboard and paper recycling throughout their facility and all other businesses in the building.
And while getting locally made (Chicago) countertops is the best way to go, Soupcan has partnered with EA Logistics, a green transportation company to deliver their products throughout the US.
Soupcan produces four types of countertops, concrete, zinc copper and stainless steel, to give their customers a variety of eco-friendly surface options &mdash each can be used independently or together for a unique countertop design. The concrete countertops come in 16 different colors, all of which can be customized with grind patterns, aggregate substitutions and integrated treatments such as drain boards and soap dishes. Check out Soupcan's website for further information on each countertop material and why they're sustainable.
(Images via Soupcan, Inc.)