Recycled granite product from Oregon featured in DIY Network
By Christina Williams
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
SecondSTONE Products of Sherwood recycles scrap granite into tiles that have many uses.
Starting this week, the DIY Network's "I Want That" program will feature recycled granite tiles from a Sherwood company, SecondSTONE Products LLP.
The show will feature scrap granite, split into tiles and covering an entire wall of a home in Ashburn, Va.
Lon Siedel, who owns SecondSTONE with his partner Thanh Nguyen, said the business is part of a 20-member network of granite recyclers known as the International Recycled Granite Network.
Siedel quotes figures that say no more than 30 percent of the granite coming out of quarries is used in the creation of retail items including the popular kitchen countertops. Scrap granite is discarded and SecondSTONE makes a building out of recovering tons of it and turning it into products including tile, pavers and benches.
"It's so exciting to see our product featured on a popular program," Siedel said. "This will help our efforts to educate the public about recycled granite. It's a gorgeous, natural material."
For a look at what SecondSTONE is doing with recycled granite, flip through the photo gallery.
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