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Posted on | March 19, 2010 | No Comments

Ever wonder what happens to the cork after you pop a bottle of wine?  Odds are it’ll end up in a landfill along with the 13 billion other corks popped annually around the globe.  Amorim, the world’s largest manufacturer of natural cork bottle stops is hoping to put an end to this waste.  In 2008 they launched ReCORK America in an effort to recycle used cork.  Currently, there are collection points at Wholefoods stores in California & the latest partner is in Las Vegas, so expect the trend to move further east.  I doubt it’ll be long before NYC Wholefoods are collecting corks.  If you’re a heavy drinker/alcoholic & collect a minimum of 15lbs of cork, they’ll send you a postage paid sticker so you can mail your cork in to be recycled.

Drink some wine then help the environment!


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