Markets: Selling Stone

Peter’s Corner: the stone sector urgently needs to deal with its waste and residual materials in its public relations work

The reason is that in an article in the influential magazine Architectural Digest, a mood is being created against natural stone

The companies in Sweden’s natural stone association are committed to climate-neutral operations by 2029

A “roadmap“ names fields of action and outlines the potential also for modernization and public relations work

In its PR, the ceramics industry is increasingly pointing out how waste is avoided or recycled in its products

The Fiandre company from Italy relates even its formats to the theme of sustainability

Citizen solidarity in response to Covid-19: eight sculptures of applauding hands made of Macael Marble were installed in Andalusia

The works of art are a reminder of the applause that people gave professionals in hospitals, among others, in the fight against the pandemic

In the course of the current trend to upgrade homes, there are also many opportunities for natural stone in the outdoor sector

Fields of action are kitchen, barbecue, patio and porch or mashrabiyas for natural temperature regulation

The international sculpture symposium in Sprimont in Belgium 2021 will last only 5 days (August 25 – 29) and will allow only tools with muscle power

“Les Éphémères de la Pierre“ (perhaps: “Stone, only for a short time“) is the title under which 13 artists from Belgium will work in the natural stone center not far from Liège

The global shortage of building commodities such as lumber or steel is unlikely to have an impact on the natural stone sector

However, it is interesting to ask whether stone companies can perhaps come up with substitute materials for such situations

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