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Sarah Richardson's 5 recycled glass ideas to brighten your home

Check out these ultrachic finds made from reclaimed material

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Tile high: Why not go the extra green mile during your next renovation by incorporating some of Fireclay’s LEED-certified Crush wall and floor tiles? Made from 100-per-cent-recycled material reclaimed from glass and solar-panel factories, they come in more than 40 hues, encompass 17 shapes and sizes and can also be made to order. Price on request at Fireclay dealers across Canada (visit www.fireclaytile.com for locations)

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Glass menagerie: These fresh takes on classic Moroccan tea glasses are almost too special to keep behind cupboard doors. Made entirely of recycled glass and available in several sizes, they come in subtle shades of dark blue, light blue or green. $36 (U.S.) for a set of six through www.shopbeldi.com.

Liz Vidyarthi

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Counter acton: If you like the look of multihued beach glass, you’ll love the watery palettes of Spain-based Eco by Cosentino’s counters. Made of 75-per-cent postconsumer recycled materials including mirror, glass and porcelain (the remaining 25 per cent is made up of scraps of natural stone mixed with resin), the counters come in 10 different colours depending on the recycled components used. From $45 to $75 per square foot at Lowe’s (www.lowes.ca).

ECO 2011

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Go for the jug: Available in four sizes and a variety of hues, Cisco Home’s jug lamps are just the things for adding a soft glow to a space. All of the pendants are hand-blown and artisan-crafted, making each piece unique. From $425 (U.S.) plus shipping through www.ciscohome.net.

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Top-drawer pulls: Add a touch of sparkle to a bland chest of drawers, a basic vanity or standard kitchen cabinets with a handful of Pottery Barn’s etched-glass knobs and pulls. Neutral enough to work with almost any palette, their antique bronze finish gives this hardware a nostalgic quality, while the etched leaf pattern will glimmer in the light. $16 to $20 each at Pottery Barn (www.potterybarn.com).

Michal Venera, Riley Zarosinski

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