Iris Industries Offers Several Composites Made from Recycled Materials
Textile recycling provides a huge amount of post-industrial and post-consumer scrap material. Denimite (pictured here) is from blue jeans, and Marblus, which has an appearance similar to naturally occurring marble, is made from a cotton/polyester blend.
The paper-based composites are durable and interesting, from sourcing to end use, reports the company and each sheet is unique. The current offerings include shredded U.S. currency (monikered Billionite), recycled newsprint, magazines , junk mail and other post consumer low-value paper fibers(named Magazite).
The third type, Slate-ish, is a wall tile made from reclaimed paper-laminate material. Light weight with a stone-like appearance, it is strong, durable and easy to install, according to the manufacturer.
The materials are available in standard sizes as well as custom sizes and thicknesses, and are suitable for unique architectural applications, lighting design, partitions, countertops or anywhere a surface might be needed.
You may also be interested in this article on recycled denim material from TorZo.