12 Aug 2019

Laurelhurst Cellars Partnership with RECORK

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Laurelhurst Cellars have been partnering with ReCORK, North America’s largest natural wine cork recycling program, launched in 2008 by Canadian footwear company SOLE. We are an alliance of businesses and individuals who work together to create environmental change by collecting and repurposing natural wine corks. Thanks to people like you, we have grown into a network of over 3,000 cork collection partners, planted more than 8,000 cork oak trees, and recycled over 91 million corks. With billions more corks to recycle every year, we need your help to continue to grow. Join the ReCORK movement and let’s create real change with recycled cork.

Environmental impact
As a recycling initiative, we have an ongoing commitment and obligation to minimize our environmental impact. We do this by monitoring our carbon footprint, powering our factory with hydro-electric power, using UPS’s carbon offsetting program and planting cork oak trees. We have built an efficient network with Collection Partners and grinding facilities to optimize shipping and recycling processes. With these combined efforts, ReCORK has reduced its carbon footprint beyond carbon neutral into carbon negative. As the scope of ReCORK expands, we continually adjust our processes to complement the evolution of our growth. There is no finish line in this process, and we are always looking for opportunities for improvement.
Learn more about our carbon negative status here.

At ReCORK, we are proud to set an ideal standard for transparency in today’s business world. Our process could not be simpler: we collect, grind, ship, and manufacture recycled cork into sustainable products free of harmful materials like foams and plastics.
We’re proud to provide our Carbon Footprint Report to show you the inside of our business practices.
“Part of growing a business responsibly is diminishing the impact our actions have on the environment. We are thrilled to pioneer cork recycling because cork is such an amazing, natural raw material with benefits that extend beyond bottle stoppers.” – Mike Baker, CEO of ReCORK
Use recycled cork. Create change.

At ReCORK, we believe that companies have a social responsibility to make the best choices possible when sourcing materials. To reduce the environmental footprint of your product creation, a great option is to use recycled materials whenever possible.
By becoming a ReCORK Re-Use Partner, you can purchase our recycled cork to use as an important ingredient in your new product creation. Using recycled cork in your products extends the life of a natural sustainable material, keeps it from the waste stream, and supports the conservation of cork oak forests.
Create sustainable change and choose to provide a supply chain that has eco-friendly recycled materials donated by people just like you.



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