For the perfect eco-friendly design in your kitchen, you want to choose a material for your counter tops that is not only sustainable, but durable, and of course – great-looking.
Stainless steel is a super option, and there are more recycled sources for stainless steel than ever. It gives your kitchen a modern industrial look, as it is so often used in commercial kitchens. It is easy to clean and is resistant to the growth of bacteria.
The best thing to do is to try and get reclaimed stainless steel sheets at a fraction of the price than buying pre-built counters, then having them customized to fit your space. If not, you can find places that make their counter tops from up to 60% post industrial scrap aluminum combined with a resin compound. These can get pricey and start at $70-$80 per square foot.