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Today environmental issues are an important criteria for material selection. In evaluating the environmental properties of a material, recycling is a key element when designing products for manufacture.


Glass is best for the environment

Glass is 100% recyclable, pure , natural and completely inert.

Glass can be recycled over and over again

Recycling glass preserves natural resources: 1 tonne of recycled glass saves 1.2 tonnes of natural raw materials.  Consumers know the environmental benefits of glass.

When asked, 86% of consumers say they recycle their glass bottles and jars. Made from some of the most abundant raw materials in nature - sand, soda ash and limestone - with the least harmful impact on the environment.


Wood Veneer


We only use wood veneers with the FSC label.


This enforces environmental issues concerning:


- Prohibits conversion of natural forests or other habitat around the world

- Prohibits the use of highly hazardous pesticides around the world.

- Prohibits the cultivation of genetically modified trees (GMOs)

- Respects the right of indigenous peoples around the world.


Stainless Steel


Stainless steel objects hardly ever become waste at the end of their useful life since, as well as iron, stainless steel contains other valuable materials,especially chromium, nickel and molybdenum.

Recycling aluminium requires only 5% of the energy and produces only 5% of the CO2 emissions as compared with primary production and reduces the waste going to landfill. Aluminium can be recycled indefinitely, as reprocessing does not damage its structure. Aluminium is also the most cost-effective material to recycle. 



Steel can be recycled indefinitely without loosing any of their properties.


Recycling seven steel cans saves enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 26 hours


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