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Doormat

Now it’s time for you to get thinking about recycling your own corks. There are a lot of projects out there that take advantage of wine corks, though a lot of them seem better suited to pristine corks or are for products that you’ll rarely need or use. Now a doormat, that’s something that we can all use, and you don’t need to worry about beautiful corks when they’re going to be underfoot. I’ve seen doormats produced from both corks on end, and those laid down horizontally. Personally I think those made with the corks arrayed vertically are both more attractive and more durable, with spaces between the corks that allow for water, dust and debris to drop out of sight. 

Doormat image via Michelle Kauffmann

 

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  • Snooth User: EMark
    Hand of Snooth
    847804 5,461

    Napa Valley winery Cuvaison has a cork recycling partnership with a company called Yemm & Hart of Fredericktown, MO. Info is on the Cuvaison web site.

    Apr 24, 2013 at 2:58 PM


  • Snooth User: azollex
    1173561 28

    One more way for cork utilization: I'm using them to make quite nice fishing floats.

    Apr 24, 2013 at 3:27 PM


  • Whole Foods in Hawaii does not collect used corks - I have tried and tried to find a way to recycle corks from our restaurant on Maui, we have way too many for fishing floats but love that idea!

    Apr 24, 2013 at 3:48 PM


  • Send them to Wineaux Wear
    7997 Farmingdale Rd
    Germantown, TN 38138

    I up cycle them in to baskets

    Apr 24, 2013 at 4:19 PM


  • I have a friend that uses the corks I give him to make fishing lures.

    Apr 25, 2013 at 9:52 AM


  • You can make key holders from the corks. It's simple, just screw in a hook at one end.

    Apr 27, 2013 at 4:30 AM


  • Snooth User: millab
    1287679 14

    You can send the corks to me aI recycle them into various crafty projects and give them out to others. My address is Milla B. 801 N. Parkcenter Dr., Ste 103, Santa Ana, CA 92705-3526

    May 16, 2013 at 9:01 AM


  • Snooth User: dochatton
    1109227 34

    Check out Molly Dooker. Their "Sip It Forward" bottling is completely dedicated to one of their charity projects with Transform Cambodia and they help many other charity causes (for example, they have donated time and wine to charity fundraising events for the World Services Committe of the YMCA where I serve on the Board of Directors). GREAT wine too!

    Jun 12, 2013 at 6:15 PM


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