Green Cabinets and Countertops
Waypoint Cabinetry (Made In the USA):
As a leading U.S. manufacturer of quality cabinetry, Waypoint Living Spaces® is committed to conducting business in a manner that protects the environment. Waypoint® complies with KCMA standards under the Environmental Stewardship Program that proactively identifies potential environmental risks. Under this program, Waypoint® has received certification on all products, based on compliance, across a broad range of activities related to air quality, product resource management, process resource management, environmental stewardship and community relations.
Waypoint® works with all suppliers to encourage sustainable forestry practices, and complies with ANSI Standards nationally.
Waypoint® uses leading edge technologies to limit both hazardous and non-hazardous emissions, by-products and waste. On-going programs identify opportunities for the proper recycling and reusing of materials that limit environmental impact.
Caesarstone: Not only is Caesarstone great looking is great on the environment to. By incorporating recycled material into its countertops Caesarstone is able to create a beautiful quartz countertop. Caesarstone carries a Good Housekeeping® Seal, the standard in consumer product excellence. Caesarstone is also certified as a low-VOC product complying with Greenguard’s Indoor Air Quality standards for chemical emissions for building producrs used in schools, offices, hospitals and other sensitive environments. http://www.caesarstoneus.com/products/recycled/
Caesarstone president, Arik Tendler came to the US from Israel in 1999. At that time no one knew what quartz surfacing was, let alone Caesarstone. Tendler, drove back and forth across the entire country, making Caesarstone a household name.
Vetrazzo Countertops: Vetrazzo is a material made from recycled glass and cement binder that creates an amazing artistic looking countertop. Vetrazzo’s countertops are sourced from curbside recycling that uses glass from windows, windshields, laboratory glass, stained glass and even traffic lights.
Even at the end of the countertops life, Vetrazzo says the countertops are recyclable themselves.
Zodiaq by Dupont Terra Collection: The beauty and durability of quartz meets the easy care and sustainability of the Zodiaq® Terra Collection. Made from 25% post consumer material this collection may contribute to earning points under the LEED Building Rating System™ developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). And the Terra Collection received the NAHB Green Award due to its post-consumer recycled content, qualifying builders for up to 2 points toward certification to the National Green Building Standard™. All Zodiaq colors have been certified by GreenGuard for low VOC emissions.
ECO by Consentino: ECO™ by Cosentino is a durable surface made of 75% recycled content composed of post-industrial or post-consumer materials and is bound by an environmentally friendly resin which comes in part from corn oil. ECO by Cosentino is also an ideal substitute for natural or engineered stone.
The material is composed of:
• mirrors salvaged from houses, building and factories;
• glass from windshields, windows and bottles;
• granulated glass from consumer recycling practices;
• porcelain from china, tiles, sinks, toilets