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.
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- Founded: 1992
- Founded by: Gerry Santora
- Headquarters: Chicago, IL
- Sister stores: 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.