49,005,027 CORKS COLLECTED 8,097 TREES PLANTED
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- Harvesting is the process of stripping bark from cork trees to be used in products. Harvesting is good for cork trees and actually increases their lifespan.
- Compared to aluminum and plastic, the production of cork wine stoppers has the smallest environmental footprint - plus cork stoppers can be recycled.
- Over 13 billion bottles of wine are consumed worldwide annually. That is a lot of corks that should be recycled. This is where ReCORK comes in.
- ReCORK is North America's largest cork recycling initiative and is giving wine corks new life in the form of footwear and other upcycled products. In addition to recycling wine corks, ReCORK has also planted over 8,000 new cork trees.
- With the help of over 1,700 recycling partners (and growing) in the wine and hospitality markets, ReCORK has collected over 43 million corks.
- Once collected, the recycled wine corks are ground down and repurposed for use in new consumer products.
- ReCORK extends the life cycle of used cork. SOLE - ReCORK's parent company - is developing many exciting products made from recycled cork.