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Cork recycling

Isiah Carey asks “Have you ever heard of cork recycling?”

I’ve heard of bottle recycling, plastic recycling, and even computer recycling but never cork recycling. Apparently, some Houston area liquor stores are on a campaign to recycle corks from wine bottles. In fact, one store in The Woodlands will donate 2 cents for every cork turned in by its customers. That money will be used for cancer research and care. The store I encountered has plans to match the 2 cents for every cork turned in.

As a matter of fact, I have heard of cork recycling. What I hadn’t heard of was where you could do it locally. Unfortunately, Carey’s post doesn’t really answer the question. And even if it did, it wouldn’t really be economic for me to drive up to the Woodlands to drop off some wine corks. Maybe as single stream recycling gets introduced to more neighborhoods in Houston, wine corks can be added to the list of accepted items, if they aren’t already.

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