A growing list of vineyards, restaurants, wine bars and pubs are now saving their used wine, prosecco and champagne cork stoppers for recycling with Recorked UK, the UK’s leading cork recycling scheme. The list now includes Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteens in Bristol and Plymouth, a number of leading UK wine producers, and many others.
Recorked is the UK’s only natural wine cork recycling programme handling millions of used corks every year, which are then resold to artists, crafters, schools and companies who are looking to reuse corks in arts and craft projects.
Sanjay Aggarwal, founder of Recorked UK, says “As a social enterprise we operate ‘not just for profit’ but as a growing alliance of businesses and individuals, working together to help the environment by collecting and re-purposing natural wine corks. We donate at least £0.01 to our nominated charities for every cork supplied and we also supply free corks to schools and other charities for use in craft projects. We are currently looking for more pubs, bars, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, vineyards and wine merchants to join us as partners by saving their used wine corks which we then collect and recycle. We are also looking for paid volunteers to be Brand Ambassadors and help establish more collection partners throughout the UK”.
To see the many uses that used corks can be put to, visit Recorked UK’s site: www.winecorks.co.uk.