As well as being a superb wine stopper, cork is a unique and versatile material. Cork was used by ancient civilisations for millennia, and we are now rediscovering its incredible properties.
It is light, impermeable, and used to produce everything from clothing to spacecrafts. Cork is harvested without cutting down any trees, which makes it a reliable and sustainable material. It is also reusable and recyclable.
From BBC Reel, May 2022
Video by Next Stop Stories
Commissioned by Griesham Taan