Did you know that you can recycle corks at Whole Foods?
Why recycle cork? Cork is a 100% natural, renewable, recyclable and biodegradable material that is obtained through an environmentally friendly harvesting process. It can be reused in numerous processes: Besides corks, cork is used in everything from shoes, to dart and bulletin boards, furniture, insulation, craft materials, buoys, instruments, fishing rods, tiles flooring, sports equipment and even to create a composite concrete. There is no need for them to end up in landfills.
Cork Tree Fact: Trees are not cut down to harvest cork, rather, the bark is stripped by hand every 9-12 years. Cork oak trees can live up to 300 years!