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For MTI “Green” means environmental responsibility and sustainability. Accordingly, in both the administrative and manufacturing areas, MTI’s commitment is evidenced in the policies and practices it has in place.

  • MTI recycles cardboard, paper, copper, aluminum, scrap steel, virgin and scrap acrylic and wood.
  • Also recycled by MTI are computers, monitors, cables, printer ink cartridges, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and thermostats.
  • MTI recycles test-table water.
  • Over 40% of the materials used in the manufacturing of MTI acrylic products, such as soaking tubs and shower bases, is post-industrial recycled material.
  • The binding agents used for MTI acrylic products are formulated using recyclable and/or renewable raw materials.
  • Approximately 70% of the material used in the manufacturing of MTI Engineered Solid Stone® (ESS) products is organic, including minerals mined from the earth.
  • ESS® products utilize a “Green” resin of combined renewable bio-derived and / or recycled content.
  • MTI recycles small granules from the manufacturing process of its Engineered Solid Stone products. The ESS granules are mixed with resin to use in the bonding process of the inner and outer shells of MTI acrylic freestanding tubs, thereby reducing waste, resin consumption and resin cost.
  • MTI uses the newest chemicals that offer the lowest emissions.
  • Even the cleaning agents used emit no VOCs and have a very low flashpoint, benefiting both the worker and the environment.
  • MTI uses only 100% US-certified legal, sustainable teak lumber. The teak lumber used in MTI products is imported by reputable suppliers who meet and exceed all federal regulations. Our suppliers are dedicated to complying with all international laws regarding labor and conservation concerns in harvesting of the trees. All premium teak lumber used by MTI is harvested from responsibly managed forests and is not endangering or depleting the rain forests of the world.
  • MTI’s wood finishing process uses protective coatings with low-VOC (Volatile Organic Chemical) and low-HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants).
  • All MTI tub and shower shipping boxes are made from 100% recycled material.
  • Wherever possible, office employees use paper in their desktop printers that has previously only been printed on one side.