Recycle Your Corks: Yemm & Hart Turns Them into Tiles!

Recycle Your Corks: Yemm & Hart Turns Them into Tiles!

Kyle Freeman
Jul 8, 2008

Recently, Maxwell blogged about storing your saved wine corks in a lovely Horchada jar. Well, for you boozers who aren't interested in hoarding your corks, you can now donate or redeem them for money through a newer recycling program that will turn your wine stoppers into…

…cork tiles! What started as an experiment by a Missouri-based green materials company, Yemm & Hart, to see if enough people would ship their wine corks for them to produce a viable cork product, seems to have evolved into a successful endeavor.

Yemm & Hart Test Cork Tile

To qualify to receive a fee for your corks, you need to pull together a hefty amount (a minimum of 10 pounds). It seems that non-profit organizations are using wine cork drives to raise money for their respective causes. But if you have less than that and you're just excited about diverting your cork trash from the landfill, then donate your corks to Yemm & Hart!

How far will you go to recycle your waste, like wine corks?

Opening Photo from Thrifty Fun

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