There are some great products available that are man made and have a great design and function. ECO, by Cosentino, as an example is made from 25% crushed stone and 75% recycled materials. Those materials include – glass, mirrors, porcelain, earthenware, vitrified ash and corn resin. It’s processed, heated to extremely high temperatures, cooled and then buffed with diamond buffers. 94% of the water used to make it is recycled as well. This is a truly sustainable and ec0-friendly product. As hard as stone, scratch resistant and beautiful to look at.