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Rethinking, recycling, repurposing and re-using – helping you to create a more ‘sustainable kitchen or bathroom

Posted on 2nd November 2021

In 2021 there has been increasing awareness around the climate crisis and the role we all play in ‘doing our bit’ to ensure that the temperature of our planet doesn’t spiral totally out of control.

With net-zero targets, new regulation, and a plethora of necessary business commitments and pledges looming, many organisations are just starting out having to get serious about their sustainability planning – having to rethink the way they operate. Much of this is being highlighted at COP26 – the United National Climate Change Conference, where leaders from countries around the world, are gathering currently (Nov 1-12th), in Glasgow, to discuss the actions countries and businesses need to take to urgently tackle climate change.

Repurposing and Recycling since 1976

At Granite and TREND Transformations, our sustainability agenda has been a part of our operations for many years. In fact, all of our worktops have elements from recycled resources.

Our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces are made from up to 72% recycled material. We have even created a synergy between our slab and mosaic manufacturing processes, with leftovers from our glass mosaic production crushed and reutilised into some of our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces. We are pioneers in the use of post-consumer recycled glass, from color-sorted roadside waste collections.  You discard it, we repurpose it!

It is estimated that 70% of quarry output is not suitable for actual stone slab. That’s only three blocks out of ten considered suitable for architectural and residential use. So we use recycled quarry excess, as key granite and quartz ingredients in our etherium® By E-Stone surfaces saving the planet in more ways than one.

Reusing what you have and rethinking waste – rest assured you’re not adding to the landfill problem

The other sustainable aspects of our products and service are that rather than totally demolishing your current kitchen units and surfaces, adding not only mess, disruption and inconvenience to your own personal living space, but also fundamentally adding to the growing ‘waste’ challenge we face as a planet, with our kitchen refurbishments, you’re saving both time, inconvenience, and adding more waste to the planet – because our products simply ‘go over the top’. Waste is minimised if not totally eradicated. So you can rest assured that your new kitchen or bathroom isn’t adding to the landfill problem.

Time, transportation and energy savings too…

Of course, when it comes to sustainability there are many other aspects to consider as part of your kitchen or bathroom renovation too. Transportation, time on site and the energy resources required to manage a renovation –anything from 8-16 weeks of skips, daily transportation, electrical machinery being used and so on.

End-to-end Project Management

Unlike many home improvement brands, we handle every single aspect of your kitchen or bathroom transformation, giving you quality and professionalism every step of the way.

Our team of highly skilled expert fitters are fully qualified, accredited and trained specifically in the use of our unique product & installation system.   They will carry out the complete job from beginning to end, without demolition, dust, debris or household disruption in as little as a day or two.  For the larger kitchen or more complex transformation, we average 5-7 days of work from start to finish!

Overall, when you choose GRANITE & TREND Transformations – you’re opting for a truly sustainable option.

Less energy, recycled resources, less waste and pollution.  The S.M.A.R.T.E.R way to renovate.

Want to find out more? Arrange a call back from one of our team, or pop down to one of our showrooms.

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