High style meets sustainable living: find an eco option for every kitchen
An alternative to quarried stone, slabs are made of fly ash, post-industrial crushed glass, and low-carbon cement.
Cost $50/sq. ft.
Eco-friendliness 50% recycled content including paper; 1/3 less CO2 produced during manufacturing.
Info Tiger Mountain Innovations, Woodinville, WA (www.squakmountainstone.com)
Harvested from coconut palms, this wood is slightly stronger than oak.
Cost $23/sq. ft.
Eco-friendliness 100% derived from old, nonfruiting palms.
Info Smith & Fong, San Francisco (www.plyboo.com)
Cost $68/sq. ft.
Eco-friendliness 80% recycled content; no VOCs.
Info BottleStone, Los Altos, CA
Cost $35/sq. ft.
Eco-friendliness 100% water-based resin, FSC-certified.
Info Klip BioTechnologies, Puyallup, WA