Recycled and Recyclable Surface Option

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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. 

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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.  

[+] Learn more about Bio-Glass

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Photo credits: Coverings Etc; noticed at Inhabitat.


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