Counter Intelligence: What's the right choice for a kitchen counter?

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This is a series where I take my lectures presented as adjunct professor teaching sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design in Toronto, and distill them down to a sort of Pecha Kucha slide show of 20 slides that take about 20 seconds each to read.

When people buy a home or apartment, they don't have a lot of options. That's why kitchen counters are so interesting; it's one of the few places where people do have a lot of choice. These days, they all seem to pick one of the hundreds of stones and granites that are available today. How did this happen? What are the alternatives? What is the greenest and most sustainable choice?

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