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Ideal Bite: Counter(top) Argument

green-lifestyle icon by on 11/14/2008


Counter(top) Argument- Green Living Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite

IdealBite.comAre you debating whether to replace your kitchen surfaces?

The Bite
Try rebutting this: Green countertops look great, have no known health risks (unlike granite's radiation), and incorporate eco-materials that are way better for the planet than your average topper. Pro.

The Benefits

•    Exhibiting good aesthetic judgment. Recycled tile countertops come in every color of the rainbow, and paper-based varieties (yep - recycled paper) are available in many solid and mottled colors.
•    Making your eco-counter point. Example: Every time we recycle a glass bottle (for recycled glass tiles, for example), we save enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours.
•    Winning LEED accreditation. These countertops contribute to a new home's LEED points, upping its value.

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