How Green Is Your Countertop? Shop for materials that are kind to the environment, indoors and out

Thanks to continual advances in the variety and quality of green building materials, there are more countertop options to choose from than ever before. And as earth-friendly technologies improve, there's really no excuse not to consider the personal and environmental impacts of your choices -- that means the whole lifecycle from manufacture to installation to replacement.
In an ideal, completely green world, all countertop materials would be composed of recyclable materials, free of