More stories about Recycling

  • Product Review: Greywater Systems

    Nearly 50% of potable water delivered to American homes goes down the drains of sinks, showers, and washing machines. Here's how to put that "lightly used" water to work for a second time around.

  • Recycled-Content Tile From Arizona Tile

    Arizona Tile. The latest collections of natural stone and porcelain tile include EcoAlabaster, an Italian tile with more than 40% recycled content; Eclipse, a modern-styled Italian tile line (shown here in brown); and Bastoni Mosaics, which cover backsplashes, fireplaces, tub surrounds, showers...

  • Ecore Launches Redeux Material Take Back Program

    Old and remnant recycled rubber and cork products from Ecore will be eligible for reclamation and reuse.

  • FSC-Certified Recycled-Content Flooring From EcoTimber

    EcoTimber. Woven Poplar flooring is made from 100% FSC-certified recycled furniture scraps kiln-dried and cold-pressed with a hardening resin, and is free of added urea formaldehyde. The tongue-and-groove planks measure 3 7/8 inches wide by 72 7/8 inches long by 9/16 inch thick. Nail- and...

  • Layers of Evolution

    The Canadian redevelopment that transformed a historic brick factory into a multipurpose public space venue connects history and ecology.

  • Recycled-Content Decking From A.E.R.T.

    A.E.R.T. MoistureShield composite decking is made from 90% recycled materials, including pre-consumer kiln-dried oak mill waste, waste pallets, and construction debris. The plastics in the product include low- and high-density polyethylene from recycled milk jugs, grocery bags, detergent bottles...

  • Product Review: Carpet

    Evaluating carpet for green-built homes requires looking beyond the surface--to the fibers, backings, treatments, adhesives, and padding.

  • Recycled-Cork Mosaic Tiles From Habitus

    Habitus. Made from wine bottle cork stoppers collected from factories in Spain and Portugal, Cork Mosaic tiles are mounted the same as standard glass or ceramic tiles, and their waterproof quality makes them ideal for bathrooms and kitchens, says the firm. The cork chips come in two sizes: 1-inch...

  • Recycled-Content, Lightweight Sheetrock From USG

    USG. Featuring a reformulated core and manufacturing process, Sheetrock UltraLight 1/2-inch panels are up to 30% lighter than competing wallboard, the company says, providing for more fuel-efficient shipping and easier handling on the jobsite. The panels carry ULs Environmental Claims Validation...

  • Acorn Engineering Co. High Efficiency Toilet

    Acorn Engineering Co.’s High Efficiency Toilet is made from 80 percent recycled steel and uses only 1.28 gallons per flush.