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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 65% 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.
  • The teak used in MTI products is harvested only after a replacement tree had been planted 20 years earlier.
  • MTI’s bath furniture is built with FSC-certified wood for minimum impact on the environment.
  • 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.
  • MTI sales and promotional literature is produced using FSC-certified paper.
  • Wherever possible, office employees use paper in their desktop printers that has previously only been printed on one side.