In South Africa, more than 40 million natural corks are popped every year. You might be wondering what the aftermath of those used corks is? Are corks recyclable? Are corks biodegradable? And what can you do with old corks?

Even though recycled wine corks can never be used as wine stoppers again, the life cycle and environmental benefits of this eco-friendly material can be prolonged. After recycling, natural corks can undergo through a simple chemical free and low energy grinding process, and have a second life as flooring, surf boards, shoe soles, design parts, or where creativity can go. What’s best, it can replace previously used environmentally harmful products like rubber or plastics.

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