Carbon neutral quartz made with recycled materials
Architecture & Design
The production process is powered by renewable energy and reused water
Spotted: For business or home, the new colours from Cosentino’s Silestone Sunlit Days collection provide a mixture of tones, along with the ability to support sustainable business practices. Inspired by Mediterranean landscapes, the five new colours of the engineered quartz are made using Cosentino’s HybriQ+® technology. The process includes a commitment to using at least 20 per cent recycled materials and 99 per cent reused water in production. Manufacturing is powered completely by renewable energy.
To make the new line carbon neutral, Cosentino is offsetting all emissions associated with the lifetime of the stone. To do that, the company is working closely with a range of offsetting projects. Stone made via the HybriQ+® process consists of a mix of minerals, natural quartz and recycled glass and is naturally scratch resistant, making it particularly useful in high traffic zones such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Available worldwide, sales of the collection contribute to Cosentino’s support of the Equilibrio Marino non-profit, an organisation working to preserve and repair ocean ecosystems.
Recycling is increasingly common at all levels of business, and Springwise is spotting a range of innovations making advancements in applications of waste products. A German clothing company uses grain waste to provide a water-resistant coating to clothing, and a new method of recovering waste heat could significantly reduce general manufacturing costs.
Written by: Keely Khoury
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14th June 2021