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Learn about Recycled Glass Countertop

Recycled Glass Countertop

Recycled glass countertops are made from 100% recycled glass with petroleum or cement commonly used as a binder. The recycled glass used can come from both post-consumer and pre-consumer sources. When a recycled glass countertop is finished, it often contains 70 to 85 percent recycled content. Recycle glass countertops are ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, home bars, desks, window sills, and just about any area where you require a durable, solid surface.

You should look for recycled glass countertops that are free of petrochemical and plastic resins. Pigments can be a source of concern, so it's important to ensure that the pigments used during manufacturing are non-toxic. It's also important to understand how the glass is sourced. Look for companies that source recycled glass locally. This reduces the manufacturing footprint and more closely aligns to LEED specifications.

Glass can be recycled and used for new products over and over again without loss of quality. In fact, minimal waste is generating when manufacturing and recycling glass.

Evidence of recycling glass dates as far back as 400 BC. The process began to surge during the Great Depression of 1929-1939 and World War II as people were unable to afford new materials.