After three years of research and development, Portland, Maine-based Beachstone Sustainable Surfaces has launched a new surfacing made from recycled glass, seashells and concrete.
The result, the company says, is an attractive product that also helps diverts waste from landfills.
"We took a long time to think this out," says Aron Buterbaugh, president and founder of Beachstone. "Our product is very 'green,' it is very attractive… and it is very durable. Importantly, our clientele doesn't have to wait until the cows come home to receive delivery.”
Beachstone is made from recycled material (85% by weight) that includes post-consumer glass and pre-consumer seashells from landfill deposits. It comes in custom or standard sized slabs for countertops or furniture and a variety of colors in two lines — Pearl Series and Maine Series.
"We have the capabilities to produce just about anything, including three-dimensional products such as site furniture, contract tabletops and much more,” Buterbaugh says.