From Italy: Recycled Tile Wallpaper
Our first stop on day one of our week of tile-mania at Cersaie was at the booth of tile manufacturer Trend, an Italian company that makes enamel, quartz, granite and glass tile. Their space was decked out with green glass bottles—a symbol of their commitment to environmentally-responsible practices, which includes maintaining a team of researchers who track the company's environmental footprint and look for new technologies to improve their production process. Their dedicated website, Trend in Green, explains some of their practices in greater depth.
We were greeted by Trend's "green guru," Marcello Becchi, who introduced one of the company's new products: recycled glass tile wallpaper, which can be seen in these photos. The large strips of mosaic tiles, each measuring just under one square inch, are available in a variety of colors and patterns and made from a minimum of 80 percent post-consumer waste.