This Classroom Teaches Sustainability Right at the Counter

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jul 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM



Farming, cooking and eating sustainably are all good things. But living sustainably can be more than just that. Knowing about the source of the food you consume; how it’s grown, raised, caught and prepared – that sort of connection is very important to some people.

Keywords: Environmental Impact, Glass House, sustainability, eco-friendly countertops

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And We Have A Winner... Arkin Tilt Named 2016 Vetrazzo Design Star

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jul 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

It was a tough job, sifting through beautiful residential and commercial projects featuring Vetrazzo: curved islands, sparkling bathroom vanities, corporate kitchens and even a veteranarian hospital. But we perservered to bring you a Vetrazzo project that is as sustainable as it is beatiful. (You're going to want to move right in just for the roof deck alone.)

Thank you to all our entrants and congratulations to our winner, Arkin Tilt Architects!


Keywords: LEED, Recycled Countertops, sustainability, Awards, Sustainable design

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Is Your Brand Committed To Green Initiatives? Here’s How Some Companies Are Putting A Focus On Sustainability

Posted by Vetrazzo on Feb 29, 2016 2:15:20 PM

Over the years Vetrazzo has enjoyed a successful track record of being featured in many commercial projects, due in large part to its immediate visual appeal but also in that it carries a specific message of being an environmentally friendly product produced in a socially responsible manner. Its versatility makes it suitable to a variety of design styles, especially within the educational, retail, institutional and hospitality sectors.

Keywords: Cobalt Skyy ®, Cubist Clear, Ruby Red, Charisma Blue with Patina, sustainability, Commercial projects, Interior design, eco-friendly countertops

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Sustainable Choices, A Brighter Future

Posted by Vetrazzo on Sep 23, 2014 4:35:00 PM
Markets can make a difference and consumers have options and a voice that is being heard. In our space of building materials there are vast examples of manufactures who are finding great ways to create products that meet consumers penchant for sustainability, heath, wellness…and beauty!

Keywords: sustainability

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Raise Your Glass To The Sea ... The New Vetrazzo Coastal Edition

Posted by Vetrazzo on Jan 11, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Inspired by Coastal Design, Created From Nature (and last night's party)
So What is so unique about the new Vetrazzo Coastal Edition? South Carolina Oyster Shells and Georgia White Marble, both local, both recycled.

Celebrate the land and sea with a mix that reimagines an azure coast with architectural “float-glass”, iridescent oyster shells and Georgia white marble. We dare you to dip your toes in it.
Glass source story:
Ingredients: oyster shells, architectural “float-glass”, crushed marble

Keywords: Floating Blue, Umbo White, Crushed Marble, LEED, Vetrazzo Colors, Coastal Edition, White Countertops, Amethystos, Georgia Marble, Oyster Shells, Recycled Countertops, sustainability, Bretagne Blue

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Vetrazzo's Newest Glass Source

Posted by Vetrazzo on Aug 19, 2009 9:17:00 AM

For Senior Designer Melissa Hawkins, some glass recycling programs just don't go far enough. An avid thrift store shopper, Melissa noticed a surplus of glassware that, if unsold, would end up in the landfill. "Due to concerns of contamination, municipal recycling programs only want bottle and jar-container glass. Container manufacturers buy the cullet, (crushed glass) from the recycling programs to remelt and mold into new containers. Contaminates, especially porcelain, can cause expensive equipment damage," explained Hawkins.

Inspired to recycle the multitude of “contaminates” or non-container glass, such as Pyrex cookware, dishware, and vases, Hawkins contacted several of the larger thrift store organizations. Phillip Arca, Executive Director at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Oakland California, was willing to set-up a test program at their sorting facility.

Keywords: St. Vincent de Paul Society, Vetrazzo, recycling, manufacturing, recycled glass, sustainability

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Mindfully Made

Recycled Glass Countertops

Vetrazzo recycled glass surfaces were hatched in Berkeley, CA in 1996. With 16 of our colors boasting Cradle to Cradle Silver certification, our commitment to sustainability is more transparent than ever.

Truly a great American innovation, Vetrazzo is the original recycled glass surface proudly made in America.

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