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Casa Verde: From Bottle to Building

I like my Sancerre, my Sauvignon Blanc, and my Beaujolais Nouveau, and I have been known to drink wine from a box. Heck, I'll try any kind of wine you pour. When all of these bottles are finished, and I toss them into my recycling bin, their corks don't land in the trash; I've been saving my corks for a few months now to make a wine cork mirror. But if cork décor isn't your style, you can still recycle natural cork, thanks to ReCork America.ReCork America takes already used and overstock corks from the wine business, and then recycles them into flooring tiles, insulation, and other products. There are several locations in California and the Pacific Northwest that are collecting used cork in their day-to-day business operations, and hopefully in the future there will be locations for public collection. Do you know of any cork collection programs in your neighborhood?
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beingtazim beingtazim 7 years
good idea, with the cork in plants!
jadoremondieu jadoremondieu 7 years
lawchick - those are great tips! well, it's a bit late for our wedding reception which was last year november, but i'll definitely be using your tip about using corks in potted plants. Thanks =)
lawchick lawchick 7 years
I have two (other) great uses for corks - real or fake. My MIL used the corks from our wedding reception to make a wreath, and had wedding guests sign them. It's too cute. Also I use corks in the bottom of potted plants (a layer under the soil) to help with drainage -- it's like putting rocks in the bottom but I have more corks than rocks :)
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