Does demo'd granite usually go to the landfill?
That seems like a shame. I have seen some kitchen redos on TV where they specifically state that they are donating the counter, or keeping it to use on another project. But last night I saw "Kitchen Cousins" redo a kitchen with terrible cabs but lovely granite (if you're curious, it was "Leave it to the Professionals"). Full backsplash and a peninsula, too. Had to be two slabs. Clearly, someone had added granite as a stop-gap measure to spruce up the kitchen. You just know it hadn't been installed more than a few years, if that. And in the part where they show demo, they were just pounding at it with hammers, and taking it away broken. I actually gasped when I saw it.
Is it too hard to remove it so it can be reused? It takes so long to create these beautiful stones. There is a finite supply. Shouldn't we be a little more careful what we do with it?
This probably belongs in Conversations, but I don't know how much traffic there is over there.