Wine Cork Industry

Got Wine Corks? Recycle Them!

WFMY News 2 | Greensboro, NC | March 18, 2015

There is a new push to recycle wine corks. It’s not to save cork trees, it’s actually to get more industries to use cork in their products.

To make a wine cork, farmers shave off the bark from a cork tree. Farmers don’t have to cut the tree down and kill it. The trees can live upwards of 300 years and are great for the environment.

So places like Whole Foods Markets are trying to create more business for cork farms. You can can bring in old wine corks to collection bins.

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