Cosentino Gets Green Distinction

May 05, 2011

Cosentino has earned an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for ECO by Cosentino, its surface composed of 75 percent recycled materials. The EPD was earned upon the completion of a Life Cycle Assessment, which conducts a detailed review of the product’s materials and sources as well as the environmental impacts that occur during its lifecycle, from extrusion of raw materials to the end of its useful life.

ECO by Cosentino combines a proprietary corn oil-based resin with a variety of post-industrial and post-consumer recycled materials, including mirrors, glass, porcelain and industrial furnace residuals in the form of crystallized ashes.

“EPDs are quickly becoming the new sustainability standard for companies like Cosentino that are proactively developing products and manufacturing systems that reduce environmental impact,” said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of marketing for Cosentino North America. “This EPD and Life Cycle Assessment underscore Cosentino’s commitment to investing in environmentally sustainable technology and infrastructure. We want to remain on the forefront of environmental innovation.”

Earning an EPD requires increased transparency and the commissioning of a systematic process of continuous improvement for the entire manufacturing process. Cosentino is the first manufacturer in the quartz surfacing category to have it processes validated with an EPD.

ECO by Cosentino joins more than 140 products from more than 100 companies in nine countries that have been recognized through the EPD by the International EPD Consortium, an independent third party. Detailed information on the Cosentino’s Life Cycle Assessment can be found here.
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