01 Sep '11, 1am

11 Great Ways to Reuse Cork

11 Great Ways to Reuse Cork

By Sheila Shaigany, Planet Green Contrary to popular opinion, cork is not endangered. In fact, it’s renewable and helps the environment by encouraging vegetation. It’s just being produced less because there’s less of a demand from the wine industry, who’s turning more and more towards using plastic and metal caps. So how can we keep cork alive? Consume copious amounts of corked wine, of course! And after you’ve finished that bottle you can do a lot with cork! For other eco-friendly drinking tips click here . —- 1. Cork’s rough texture makes it a great stopper . Cut your bottle cork into ¼ inch slices or “discs.” Then just glue it onto the bottom surface of large pottery, furniture, or any other slippery object that resides on the ground. It’ll make for a scratch-free floor. You can also glue these discs onto the bottom of potted plants and prevent moisture damage. 2. Since...

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