What is Eco Line Series?
ECO by Cosentino® is a new product created from recycled materials
ECO by Cosentino® is an original product manufactured from 75% of recycled materials such as mirror, glass, porcelain, earthenware and vitrified ash.
Even 94% of the water used in its manufacturing process is re-used.
ECO by Cosentino® is a new product that embraces sustainability, design and quality that has produced a new category of recycled surfaces. These are an ecological alternative to similar surfaces available for construction and decoration.
ECO by Cosentino® was created by a comprehensive research and development project carried out by the multinational Spanish company which has reinvested a major part of its annual income in promoting new technologies to create this state-of-the-art product.
All the manufacturing processes comply with high environmental standards; which makes ECO by Cosentino® a highly sustainable and unique product.
Eco Line Colours
ECO by Cosentino® Certifications
International certifications for environmental commitment.
ECO by Cosentino® has been accredited by the following international certifications, which confirm the competence of Cosentino in designing a high-quality and completely sustainable recycled surface.
ECO is very proud to state that these certifications are only awarded to those products meeting very strict requirements.
This represents a major revolution in the stone industry. A surface designed for a future of sustainable construction.
ECO by Cosentino® and LEED: This acronym stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”. LEED is a US recognized green building certification system developed by the US Green Building Council. LEED promotes design and construction practices which are both sustainable and environmentally friendly.
The LEED rating system is also recognized in many countries throughout the world. Construction and architectural projects using this system are awarded with LEED credits, taking into account five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.
This certification means that ECO by Cosentino® does not emit volatile organic compounds into the environment.
This certifies the product in terms of hygiene and sanitation.
Certifies efficient use of raw materials, industrial water systems, chemical substances and the control in environmental risks.
Environmental Declaration of Products
Life- Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a pioneering tool within the area of sustainable politics and actions. It investigates and evaluates the environmental impacts of a product or service during all stages of its existence (extraction, production, distribution, use and waste).
Last year, Cosentino Group was analyzed under these strict evaluations, not only for the environmental impact of Eco production in factories, but also all its indirect and associated processes. They include more than 1500 productive processes and 200 raw materials.
The Cosentino Group becomes the first company worldwide in the quartz worktops sector to obtain an Environmental Declaration of Products (EPD), that certifies its Life-cycle analysis.
The Environmental Product Declaration granted by “ The International EPD Consortium” is the most recognized international certiﬁcation, with more than 140 products of more than 100 companies in 9 countries. This statement is certiﬁed by an independent checker and it is totally transparent and comparable, as its results can be freely checked.
Cradle to Cradle, a philosophy
This award is granted to construction companies which re-use every element, returning the product to the land as a “biological nutrient” or to the industry as “technical nutrient”, so as to be recycled all over again.
The authors of the book “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking The Way We Make Things”, (Michael Braungart and William McDonough) defend the idea that no consumer product should be made if it will become useless, potentially polluting junk at the end of its useful life.
It is the intention of C2C to promote the manufacture and use of 100% recycled materials.
Cosentino® remains committed to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices, as one of the company’s core principles. Achieving this CRADLE TO CRADLE certification for ECO by Cosentino® supports this policy and is a good example of it.
International certifications for environmental commitment.
Premio Construmat a la Innovación Tecnológica, Spain
Building Products Green Product Awards, United States
Multi-Housing News Green Initiative Award, United States
EcoHome Editor’s Choice Awards, United States
Interiors & Services Reader’s Choice Awards, United States
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Bloom Awards
KB Culture Awards, United States
Bloom Awards, United States
KBB Review Industry Awards, United Kingdom
Irish Industry Awards, Ireland
Focus Open. Baden-Württemberg International Design Award,
Premio Europeo de Diseño y Medio Ambiente Best_ed, Spain
Premios Innovación Revista “Muy Interesante”, Spain
Hot 50 Green Product for 2011, United States
Production Process Eco
ECO by Cosentino® applies a new technology which has been developed and is being manufactured in the company headquarters in Cantoria (Almeria, Spain) by an entirely environmentally friendly process.
ECO by Cosentino® re-uses waste products by creating a pioneering and eco-friendly product which sensibly makes use of natural resources.
The recyclable materials used to manufacture ECO by Cosentino® can be divided into two categories: Post-consumer materials which have reached the end of their useful life and Post-industrial materials, from factories, manufacturing waste or products surplus to the manufacturing process.
ECO by Cosentino® is composed of 75% recycled materials. The remaining 25% is made up from a blend of quartz, natural stone, pigments and exclusive partially vegetable resin.
1The materials are then poured into a mixer and combined with the exclusive Cosentino environment resin.
2When the mixture has melted, it is spread onto a large conveyor belt and compressed by vibrocompression.
3The compressed product is treated in an industrial oven for 1 hour and allowed to cool for a day.
4The slab is calibrated and polished with diamond buffing pads to create the finished product.
ECO-Friendly Manufacture for the Environment
Reduces landfill waste
Energy savings by not using new raw materials
Re-use of obsolete and discarded items
Reduction of natural resources and de-forestation
Reduction of water useage. 94% of water is recycled
Emission reductions throughout the manufacturing process
99% filtering of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
No solvents used in machinery cleaning and maintenance
Advanced use of filtering systems
Every product is reusable