Eco-friendly kitchen backsplash options (that won't cost a bundle)

It's never been so easy to be stylish and green in the kitchen! Recycled and repurposed backsplashes are now widely available and in some cases make easy DIY projects. They're becoming more and more budget-friendly as well, so there's really no excuse not to choose eco-friendly when installing a backsplash. 

Here are 5 great choices:

1. Recycled post-consumer or post-industrial content glass/ceramic/clay tiles look like typical tiles and come in all kinds of colours and shapes, but are made from a composite of recycled ceramic, glass, clay, porcelain and other waste material. It saves this waste going to a landfill and also prevents consumption of new materials that makes a big footprint on the earth.

2. Recycled aluminium is another great option, as aluminium takes 200-500 years to degrade in a landfill.

3. Cork is a renewable eco-friendly backsplash option that's water resistant and antimicrobial. 

4. Salvaged material you can find in a salvage yard - such as barn boards, bottle caps, leftover wood or brick work great for a unique backsplash.

5. Finally, consider creating your own backsplash using paint, plexiglass, pegboard or even removable eco-friendly wallpaper.

 Recycled glass/porcelain from FireClay Tile

Recycled glass/porcelain from FireClay Tile

 Handmade recycled glass tile via Olio United

Handmade recycled glass tile via Olio United

 Reclaimed wood backsplash via Houzz

Reclaimed wood backsplash via Houzz

 Recycled glass from GlassTile.com

Recycled glass from GlassTile.com

 pegboard backsplash via DIY Network

pegboard backsplash via DIY Network

 Removable wallpaper backsplash - Refreshed Designs

Removable wallpaper backsplash - Refreshed Designs

 Wallpaper backsplash via Apartment Therapy

Wallpaper backsplash via Apartment Therapy

 Bead board backsplash from salvaged remnant pieces - Refreshed Designs

Bead board backsplash from salvaged remnant pieces - Refreshed Designs

 DIY painted backsplash via Remodelaholic

DIY painted backsplash via Remodelaholic

 Recycled aluminum backsplash via House Trends

Recycled aluminum backsplash via House Trends

 

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 Low cost, Eco-friendly backsplash options