Don't discard your wine corks, bring them in to our drop box and we will recycle them for you.
Cork is a 100% natural, renewable, recyclable, biodegradeable material that is obtained through an environmentally friendly harvesting process. Trees are not cut down to harvest cork, rather the bark is harvested by hand every nine years. Cork oak trees can live up to three hundred years.
Approximately 6.6 million acres of Mediterranean cork forest extend across Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Morocco, Italy, Tunisia, and France. These oak forests support one of the world's highest levels of forest biodiversity, second only to the Amazon Rainforest.
The cork that is collected by Cork ReHarvest does not go back into wine bottles; it is ground up and used for other products. By increasing the awareness of the value and usefulness of cork, they hope to be creating greater demand. For more information go to www.corkforest.org.
Based upon current estimates there is enough cork to close all wine bottles produced in the world, for the next 100 years. Cork forests are being more sustainably managed than ever before. New planting is ongoing.