Clear-cut credentials: The eco-friendly ethos behind Crystal Caviar glass
by Tory Kingdon
Crystal Caviar is making its glass production more eco-friendly. Tory Kingdon gazes at the company’s sustainability values
Crystal Caviar needs no introduction – its unique glass creations, from sculptures to chandeliers, glass walls, lamps and tiles, can now be found on 40 per cent of the world’s largest superyachts, from Sailing Yacht A to Dilbar and Al Mirqab. The Czech company has also collaborated with other luxury brands on one-of-a-kind pieces – take the recent collaboration with Thomas Mercer to create a marine chronometer made of blue topaz Bohemian crystal.
Perhaps Crystal Caviar’s most forward-thinking approach, however, is in sustainability. Its founder and owner, Marek Landa, has a Master’s degree in environmental resources, science and sustainability, and environmentally responsible practices are at the heart of the production process. This means using less energy and water in the creation of each piece, as well as recycling packaging materials and leftover raw materials, integrating them into other production processes.
It doesn’t stop there. The company has also created two ponds near to its headquarters north of Prague to help local wildlife to flourish, and there are 30 beehives located in its factories, created from old packaging and from which Crystal Caviar produces its own honey and other products. In an effort to offset any negative impact on the environment, the company also plants at least 50 trees every year: this year it will be planting 80 maple trees.