The truth is, neither material is that environmentally
friendly, but quartz may be a just a little more eco-friendly than
granite. Both granite and quartz involve
mining, which changes the landscape permanently and contributes to
deforestation. There are chemicals used
when creating quartz, which actually are a type of silicate mineral that bonds
by using resins, fillers, and coloring.
The countertop fabricators who inhale the dust emitted when cutting the
quartz can get very sick too!