Natural Stones: Environmental Commitment in the Industry
07.December Company

Natural Stones: Environmental Commitment in the Industry

Synonymous with sustainability, natural stones make all the difference in contemporary projects. Stay informed about the subject here!

As fundamental as creating projects that genuinely improve people's daily lives is being attentive to issues related to environmental preservation. In this regard, the responsible extraction of natural rocks by the industry plays a crucial role in delivering unique work that contributes to sustainability.

Throughout this content, you will learn about the unique features and contributions of using natural stones, and why this cladding is a favorite in the market when it comes to reducing environmental impacts.

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Building Materials vs. Environmental Impact

Faced with the effects of global warming and climate change as a whole, the importance of using sustainable materials in construction processes has been increasingly discussed. After all, materials commonly found in the market undergo complex manufacturing processes. The production chain consumes a significant amount of resources and emits large quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Points like these emphasize the importance of using low-impact components by companies, and natural stones are strong candidates on that list!

The Life Cycle of Natural Stones

Opting for natural stones is an excellent choice to contribute to a more sustainable world. Science supports this assertion!

A study by the German Natural Stone Association* compared the ecological performance of different cladding materials. The observation concluded that these materials are much more environmentally friendly than others.


The survey also found that energy consumption costs for processing these stones amount to only 3.3% of the production value. This index is the lowest among all the materials compared.

In the category of Global Warming Potential (GWP) impact, the production and use of natural pavements also stand out. The value found for these purposes is 27% lower than aggregates; when compared to ceramics, the percentage reaches 74%.

Natural Stones and the Environment: A Commitment That Transcends Generations!

You've surely noticed that natural stones go far beyond essential elements for creating beautiful and unique environments.

Using them ensures a reduction in impacts on the planet since rocks are naturally sustainable and contain natural elements in their composition, such as cooled magma in the case of granites and sets of sandy sediments, as exemplified by quartzites.

Furthermore, the extraction and production of these materials involve the reclamation of mined areas, water treatment, and waste reduction. It's important to note that there is no carbon dioxide emission into the atmosphere during production, as they do not undergo a burning process.

In summary...

Choosing natural stones for your projects is synonymous with sustainability and originality!

Not only will you be avoiding the use and propagation of elements that harm the environment, but you will also be using beautiful materials with high strength and durability.

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