The new opponents of marble quarrying around Carrara see themselves as fighters for the liberation of the mountains from the “yoke of the quarries“ and strike sharp tones

“Let’s give them (the mountains) a different future than the present one,“ write the campaigners of Apuane Libere on their webpage

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

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

“Accessory” is the title of Greek sculptor John Bizas‘ latest work. It is made of Belgian marble and 22k gold plated bronze buttons

Euro 2020: How international soccer championships are and have been reflected in natural stone

A granite soccer ball from Austria, a web page of the country‘s Geological Survey and a marble bathtub from Germany

Stone+tec gets a new organizer, but will stay at the exhibition center in Nuremberg

AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH will manage the next edition, but the date has not yet been published

Spanish Rosal Stones had a life cycle assessment drawn up for its Albamiel limestone and thus landed a hefty order in Paris, 1000 km away

The example shows that investments in product data are worthwhile and that natural stone does not lose its sustainability even when transported over medium distances

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