Ice Stone

  • Ice Stone’s mission is to develop products that foster a sustainable environment. They feature countertops made of recycled glass and concrete. Pretty cool for your home, and the planet.

What is IceStone?

IceStone is not an engineered stone product. IceStone is a sustainable durable surface made with 100% recycled glass in a cement matrix. IceStone surfaces are produced in slabs and come in a wide variety of colors. IceStone is the first and only surface to be certified on the Cradle to Cradle™ Gold level. IceStone durable surfaces are ideal for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, shower walls, tabletops, flooring, bar tops, conference tables, windowsills.

What is Cradle to Cradle?

Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart founded McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) to change the way manufacturers do business. Cradle to Cradle™ certifies our manufacturing process by analyzing our material health, material re-use, renewable energy use, water stewardship, and social responsibility. Learn more at http://www.c2ccertified.com. This certification represents our commitment to design products according to the highest standard of health and human safety.

How is Gold certification different from Silver certification?

IceStone is the first and only surface to achieve the Gold level of Cradle to Cradle certification. To achieve Gold level certification, a product must exceed Basic and Silver level standards and pass tests for the following:

  • NO problematic chemicals (assessed by MBDC as RED) in product
  • Plan for product recovery and closing the loop
  • Material Reutilization score >=65
  • Uses renewable energy for 50% of manufacturing (final assembly)
  • Complete an audit to characterize and quantify water use
  • Complete an audit of corporate social responsibility practices

Silver certification is achieved with fewer tests, and no social or water use audits. Additionally, Silver certified products might contain trace amounts of hazardous chemicals. To learn more, visit www.c2ccertified.com

What is a B Corporation?

B Corporations are a new group of purpose-driven companies that create benefit not only for shareholders, but also for employees, the community, and the environment. IceStone is proud to be one of the founding members of B Corp alongside such pioneers as Seventh Generation and New Leaf Paper. To learn more, visitwww.bcorporation.net

All information was taken from Ice Stone’s website.

 

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About Zak Suhar

Googler. Mount Union graduate. Outdoor enthusiast. Perspective and jumping photographer. Entrepreneurial mind-setter. Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin sports fan.
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