Too Small to Recycle
Plastic corks are too small to be recovered by recycling sorting equipment.
The Difference Between Cork and Plastic
While plastic corks are smooth and rubbery, natural corks will feel like a soft wood.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
CorkClub is a sustainability initiative funded by WidgetCo, a leader in wine cork recycling and upcycling. Mail in both natural and synthetic wine corks in shipments of 5 pounds (or 500 wine corks, or 800 cubic inches). For each natural wine cork received, WidgetCo donates to forest and ocean conservation non-profits, and synthetic wine corks are recycled.
Ways to Reduce
Choose Screw Caps or Natural Corks
Metal screw caps and natural cork closures are both easier to recycle and reuse than plastic corks.