If you are anything like me you probably open a bottle of wine (well at least before I got pregnant) and throw the cork in the trash. I have a friend who saves them for a charity and another who just collects them for fun. Well TerraCycle has a new use for them; they make corkboards from them. I’ve seen kits where they sell you the frame and you add your own corks but this is already put together and ready for you to buy (available through Office Max this fall) and use…no glue required. I think this would make a great addition to a kitchen or office.
Participating in the Cork Brigade couldn’t be any easier. All you have to do is save your wine corks and send them to TerraCycle. You don’t have to sign up or anything…just send them in. However, if you work at a restaurant or place that would collect over 200 wine corks you can sign up to receive a postage paid mailer. Can you imagine how many wine corks could be saved from the landfill just by taking the time to send them to TerraCycle. And you all know how much I love the idea of upcycling (turning trash into something useful without processing)!!!
Go visit TerraCycle and learn more about the Cork Brigade and other upcycling programs and brigades that they offer. They continue to add new products to the line; I can’t wait to see what else they add for the holidays!
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