I just noticed this translucent surface material on Inhabitat yesterday, and it looks interesting. Bio-Glass is a Coverings Etc product that the company claims is both 100% recycled and recyclable. Like many other products on the market, this one is made with recycled bottles. However, according to Building Green, the product is made with either pre-consumer or post-consumer recycled content, or mixture of both, depending on the color.
Bio-Glass is available in six colors: aquamarine, emerald forest, fossil amber, malachite, oriental jade, and white diamond. It comes with a Silver level of Cradle-to-Cradle certification and contains no colorants or additives. Bio-Glass is sold with a natural finish in sheets that are 110" x 49" x 3/4".
Katherine Salant of The Washington Post noticed Bio-Glass at Greenbuild recently and received a $90 per square foot price quote (not including installation) from Coverings Etc. She said the surface material is made by heating and fusing shards of recycled glass together — a process that gives it such a distinctive look.
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