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. 

eco-friendly kitchen backsplash options that won't cost a bundle

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. Or get creative and use repurposed material you can find in a salvage yard, such as barn boards, bottle caps or brick.

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

Recycled glass/porcelain from FireClay Tile

Recycled glass/porcelain from FireClay Tile

Handmade recycled glass tile - click for source

Handmade recycled glass tile - click for source

Reclaimed wood backsplash

Reclaimed wood backsplash

Recycled glass

Recycled glass

pegboard backsplash

pegboard backsplash

DIY painted backsplash

DIY painted backsplash

Wallpaper backsplash

Wallpaper backsplash

Kelly Anderson

Refreshed Designs

A re-designer focused on natural, sustainable and holistic design.