At Machuca Tile, we constantly strive to assess, improve, and refine our process. We are always looking for better and more efficient ways to create our tiles and projects, without ever sacrificing the quality and service we are known for.
With the rise of sustainability awareness, we at Machuca are one with the rest of the world in working for a greener, more eco-friendly planet. Thus, we have made sure to include sustainability practices in our tile-making process.
Read on to know how your tiles contribute to saving the planet!
If you are familiar with the process of making Machuca tiles, you know that we only use high-grade cement in our tiles. But did you know that this cement is also eco-friendly? As a matter of fact, it has over 30% lower carbon footprint compared to other general purpose cement, earning it the title of “green cement.”
Additionally, the base of our tiles are actually made from recycled rejects. Overruns and pieces from our reject pile are recycled back into sand, to be used in the production of new tiles. No tile goes to waste!
Speaking of nothing being wasted, we also do rainwater harvesting at Machuca Tile. We have cisterns that collect rainwater, which is filtered and then used in the production process.
Further sustainability efforts in our production process include sun-drying sand and naturally curing of tiles. Our sand is left in the sun until it loses all its moisture, rather than dried in a machine. Similarly, our finished tiles are cured at room temperature for a few days rather than baked or fired in a kiln.
Finally, around 20% of our factory’s electrical consumption runs on solar energy, which lessens our consumption of fossil fuel-generated energy. Being a renewable resource, solar energy is less harmful to the environment than fossil fuel-generated energy, and the use of it involves less greenhouse gasses being released into the atmosphere.
Sourcing and Packaging
Our tiles are all locally manufactured by Filipino artisans, which requires less carbon emissions than importing products or materials from other countries. Once the tiles are finished and ready to transport, they are placed in boxes which have also been made from 100% recycled materials.