LUMBERTON, NJ -- Blanco, German manufacturer of sinks and faucets, has brought home a 2012 Reader's Choice Award from Environmental Design & Construction (EDC) magazine for its Solon Compost System. EDC, the official magazine for the LEED professional, asked its readers to vote for the products they feel offer the best combination of sustainable attributes with ease of use and installation in a variety of categories. The winning products selected by the readers were published in the November issue.Blanco Solon

"We are absolutely thrilled to receive this prestigious recognition from green design professionals," said Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for Blanco. "Solon is a truly unique product that beautifully incorporates composting and organic waste separation right into the design of the kitchen."

The innovative Blanco Solon is no stranger to accolades. The environmentally friendly product has previously won an iF Award For Product Design, Interior Design BOY Award Winner for Green Products, DPHA Award for Innovative Accessories Product of the Year, Innovative Green Design Award, 2011 BLOOM Award Winner in the Innovative Systems Category, 2011 Edison Awards Finalist in the Industrial Design category and Professional Builder & Professional Remodeler magazines101 Best New Products in the Interior Products category.

Made from the highest-grade recycled stainless steel, Solon effortlessly collects organic waste below the counter and its stunning design allows homeowners to beautifully incorporate green living into their kitchen. Solon installs conveniently next to sinks and its minimalist, elegant style makes it suited to any decor. Simple to clean and dishwasher safe, Blanco Solon fits into any countertop with a virtually seamless appearance.