Wine Cork Recycling is Green, whether you Drink White or Red

recycling wine corks is easier than you think

Wine cork recycling can be used to create everything from the soles of your shoes to the floor they walk on.

Following those final tasty sips of vino, you can toss the cork to the cat for a toy, but if she grows bored, and manages to keep from batting it under the couch, what’s left for your cork to do?

If you’re into green living, you’d probably like to figure out a few ways to recycle wine corks. Fortunately, you have friends who have already considered the issue of cork recycling, and have, if you’ll pardon a British twist in your bubbly, come up with some corking ways to recycle wine corks!

Forget about simply tossing your wine corks in the trash. What a waste! Cork is a natural resource; it isn’t synthesized of polymers you can’t pronounce. And, just as with other so many other natural products from Mama Earth, cork can be recycled and reused. [Continue reading]

Does Mountain Biking Harm Nature?

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There is little doubt that the popularity of mountain biking has increased in recent years. This is not without controversy—not long ago, there was discussion about allowing mountain biking in national parks where it had not been allowed … [Continue reading]

Do You Really Understand the Disadvantages of Solar Energy?

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When deciding whether to convert your home to solar power, it's easy to get caught up in the glitz of technology and the glamour of a green dream home. However before making a decision this important — not to mention the sizable investment — take … [Continue reading]

Raising a Minimalist Child in a World of More

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Many parents are part of a growing trend that favors a returning families to a simpler value system. These parents are trying to raise their children in a minimalist way—that is, without accumulating massive amounts of "stuff." In a world of "more," … [Continue reading]

5 Options for Eco-Friendly Shower Curtains

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There is a certain smell that fills your bathroom when you unwrap a conventional shower curtain from its package. When you hang a traditional plastic shower curtain, there is a distinctive smell that accompanies the unveiling. Many people consider … [Continue reading]

Go green with these light bulbs to save money

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One of the main ways that we waste precious energy is with lighting. Everyone has to be able to see where they are going, but is there a way to light your path that is eco-friendly? Of course there is! And today's options for lighting that saves … [Continue reading]

Meatless Mondays

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There has been a lot of attention placed on the distance your food travels before it reaches your table.  Often called 'food miles,' there is a certain logic in the concept that if those blueberries you are eating in January came all the way from … [Continue reading]

Green Tips: Stop the Draft to Save Energy

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Stop air leaks from drafty doors and windows by sealing leaks with weatherstripping. Weatherstripping will prevent heat loss and help keep your winter energy use low. Loose seals around the sides of doors or windows are one of the most common … [Continue reading]

6 Resources for Green Gift Ideas For The Holiday Season

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It’s that time again, the holiday season is upon us and thoughts of gift giving have invaded your ever-waking moment. Where does one go to obtain green gift ideas or buy green gifts for our friends and loved ones? A variety of things must first be … [Continue reading]

Are You Ready to Ban Plastic Bags?

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Would you believe that the United States consumes 100 billion plastic bags every year? It sounds unbelievable, but according to the Wall Street Journal this very well might be the case. In fact, some sources believe that the simple plastic bag we so … [Continue reading]