Whole Foods, a natural and organic grocer, will have a new wine cork recycling program at all 292 of its retail stores in the U.S., U.K. and Canada.
Whole Foods Market is partnering with Cork ReHarvest to help collect and recycle some of the 13 billion natural corks that are produced each year.
Cork is a renewable, recyclable material- in California, corks will be sent to Western Pulp, where the material will be recycled into wine shippers containing 10% cork. In the Midwest, corks will be used by Yemm & Hart in the production of floor tiles. Eastern and U.K. markets will send used cork to Jelinek Cork Group for recycling.
For more information, visit corkreharvest.org.