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Turning wine bottles into dream patios

July 12, 2010
By Amanda Ryder

July 12, 2010 – Transform your walkways, driveway and backyard patio into a sustainable old-world gem this summer by using elegant pavers and stones, from Atlas Block, all made from recycled glass.

Transform your walkways, driveway and backyard patio into a sustainable old-world gem this summer by using elegant pavers and stones all made from recycled glass. New from Atlas Block, this line of sustainable landscaping products not only comes in variety of tones and textures for pool decks, patios and garden curbs but also helps reduce landfill waste.
Atlas Block, a 60-year-old Canadian manufacturing company, is now the first in the industry to incorporate post-consumer recycled glass and post industrial waste in their entire line of concrete building and landscaping materials. Through extensive research Atlas Block has developed a way to incorporate Poraver, a fine-pored granulate made from recycled glass including coloured glass from municipal blue boxes that typically ends up in landfills, into their entire line of concrete products. The result is sustainable, high performance, light weight earth tone pavers and stones, all made with up to 30 percent post-consumer recycled glass.  While Atlas Block landscaping materials cost more to produce than conventional concrete products, Atlas Block prices them the same as standard concrete materials.
Available in a range of colors such as Chestnut, Beachwood, Antique Bronze and Smoke Blend, Atlas Block offers sustainability and savvy design possibilities.  With Atlas Block’s landscaping collection you can create a variety of patterns and backyard looks for pool decks, garden curbing and functional freestanding walls and pillars.
And for those creating an entire outdoor living room, the square shaped Naples collection works great for decorative stone walls, benches and fireplaces, and Europa pavers provide a European old-world finish for patios. So while your senses will be calmed in your new outdoor space made from Atlas Block, your mind can also be at ease knowing that your backyard sanctuary is made from post-consumer recycled glass. Giving you another reason to make a toast on your patio this summer.
For retail locations and to learn more about Atlas Block’s full line of concrete products made with post consumer recycled content visit:  


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