VT Industries is committed to the environment. It is VT’s policy to reduce and recycle all possible waste produced from everyday operations. This includes all paper, plastic, cardboard, and wood products.
Thousands of gallons of water are used in the fabrication process of VT Stone Surfaces. 95% of this water is reclaimed and reused in our on-site water treatment facility. Stone drop-off is also collected and used for back fill, crusher run, pavers, and aggregate for concrete.
In conjunction with our green fabrication techniques, VT Stone Surfaces offers several sustainable materials mindfully manufactured with Mother Nature in mind.
Silestone® by Cosentino
In every step of production, from natural stone extraction to transportation to manufacturing to installation, Cosentino is committed to respect and protect our environment. Investing in the systems for treating Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) has allowed the purification of 99% of the emissions generated by the factories. That means our products do more than meet industry requirements; they meet the expectations of a conscientious society.
Cosentino also cooperates with the stabilization of quarries, optimization of rubble generation, and natural erosion control. These, as well as some other actions, are helping Cosentino interact with our quarry surroundings in a respectful manner by generating new vegetation and the propagation of native species in the area. By doing so, we are trying to not only minimize the visual impact produced by the quarries’ presence, but also to utilize material that would not be used otherwise.
ECO™ by Cosentino
ECO™ by Cosentino is composed of mirrors salvaged from houses, buildings, and factories; glass from windshields, windows, and bottles; granulated glass from consumer recycling practices; porcelain from china, tiles, sinks, toilets, and ECO by Cosentino elements. ECO by Cosentino uses products that have reached the end of their lifecycle—this means materials being used in ECO by Cosentino cannot be incorporated into any other industrial product that would otherwise collect in landfills. ECO by Cosentino also uses an eco-friendly resin with 22% of its composition coming from vegetable origin (mainly corn).
This consumption of recycled materials results in the elimination of waste from landfills, the utilization of less energy in creation of new raw materials, brings products back to life, and reduces the utilization of natural resources and deforestation. Using ECO by Cosentino’s friendly resins results in less impact to air quality and less energy consumption. Additionally, 94% of the water used in the manufacturing process is recycled, and 99% of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are purified at the factory.
At Caesarstone, protecting the environment is a top priority, and preserving the environment to ensure a brighter future for the next generation goes hand in hand with caring for the well-being of our customers and our employees.
As a result, Caesarstone has adopted a comprehensive environmental agenda that includes:
• Commitment to ecologically responsible production processes
• The development of environmentally friendly products made of high levels of recycled materials
• The implementation of internationally recognized sustainable industrial standards and practices
At the heart of the implementation of this commitment is the use of quartz stone in our products, for creating countertops, vanity tops, backsplashes, wall paneling, floors, and more.
Thanks to quartz’s abundance, its long-lasting durability, and the fact that it is stain, scratch and heat-resistant, and entirely non-toxic, Caesarstone’s products have a relatively small eco-footprint, making it the ideal eco-friendly choice for carefree kitchen, bathroom, and workplace countertops.
Hanwha L&C | Surfaces is committed to being a pro-environment company creating eco-friendly products for the marketplace. We focus our product research and development, manufacturing approach, and recycling efforts toward demonstrating how we value the environment and wish to protect its future for generations to come.
From recycling 100% of the water used in the production process, installing an air purification system to remove pollutants from the air to a system that collects all dust within the plant, we strive to ensure a healthy workplace along with an eco-conscious approach in product development, waste management, and conservation efforts.
Understanding the importance of water conservation, HanStone has installed a water recycling system as an integral part of the building design and manufacturing process. Our North American plant recycles and reuses 100% of wastewater generated during manufacturing.
At DuPont™, we will drive toward zero waste generation at the source. Materials will be reused and recycled to minimize the need for treatment or disposal and to conserve resources. Where waste is generated, it will be handled and disposed of safely and responsibly.
We will drive toward zero emissions, giving priority to those that may present the greatest potential risk to health or the environment.
Together, with our environmental partners, DuPont is committed to apply our science and innovation to deliver sustainable design solutions to markets around the world, continuing to deliver the exceptional aesthetics, performance, and service that you’ve come to expect.