Since 1996 TriVitro has led the development of sustainable recycled glass products. Ranging from terrazzo aggregates to industrial abrasives and water filter media, TriVitro has developed the production methods and brands that introduce effective and environmentally positive products to new users and markets. From our original plant on Elliott Avenue in Seattle to our high production facility in Kent Washington and a network of plants across North America, TriVitro has a 20-year history of producing and distributing high-quality products made from recycled glass.
Dr. Donald Freas founded TriVitro after a 30 year career in the mining and metals industry . He was asked to participate in Washington State's Clean Washington Center, a public-private initiative to find creative ways to increase the markets and uses of recyclable commodities. Focusing specifically on waste glass, he realized that much of the technology used in the mineral fields could be adapted to processing recycled glass. Intrigued by the possibilities of the 'urban mine' of recycled materials, Dr. Freas founded TriVitro in 1996 to develop the commercial uses for recycled glass. The company started as a small-scale processing plant at the old Henry Bacon Lumber site (now the 351 Elliott Avenue Office Park) and since expanded to a high capacity processing plant in Kent, Washington.
While TriVitro teams up with some of the largest glass processors across North America, it remains a family owned company. Currently the third generation is boning up on glass products.
100% Recycled Products
All of TriVitro's products are made from 100% recycled post-consumer container glass or post-industrial plate glass scrap. All of this material is diverted from landfills to be reused in clean, effective and environmentally friendly products.
With our own processing facility and partner plants across North America, TriVitro is able to provide high quality products close to our customers, reducing the need for long freight hauls.