Why quartz worktops are environmentally friendly
With world leaders meeting annually to discuss how they are going to save the planet from an otherwise inevitable demise, to ‘plant a tree’ campaigns being heavily marketed in order to encourage people to offset their carbon emissions, there has never been such a rampant drive to adapt to greener ways of living. Kitchen design is one element of contemporary living that has had a ‘green makeover.’ As well as looking fantastic and being super resilient, quartz is an environmentally friendly material that certainly collaborates with the modern commitment to respecting and preserving our planet. So in what ways is a quartz an environmentally friendly product? Radiation free Being radon and radiation free, quartz does not emit any harmful emissions, making the air quality of a kitchen as clear as possible. Doesn’t fill up landfills As quartz is a by-product of both the glass and mining industries, it is made by using materials that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. Recycled materials Many quarts colours have been made by a new eco-system that comprises of approximately 75% post-industrial and post-consumer recycled materials, which is not only less expensive that other eco-friendly choices, such as Paperstne and concrete, but is also a more cost-effective option.