Cork is a recyclable natural resource that comes from the bark of a Cork Oak Tree. The good thing about obtaining cork from this tree is that the tree does not have to be cut down; however once the 1.5-2 inch bark is removed from the tree it can take anywhere from 7-10 years for the bark to grow back.
How and where can you recycle cork?
Locally cork can be recycled at:
* The Upcycle Exchange
3206 S. Grand
St Louis, MO 63118
* Whole Foods-Galleria
1601 S. Brentwood Blvd
St Louis, MO 63144
8400 Watson Road
St Louis, MO 63119
If I recycle cork what will it be made into?
Just in case you were wondering, recycled cork is not used to produce more wine stoppers. It is, however, used to make a variety of products such as memo boards, placemats, coasters, floor tiles, gaskets, boat decking and much more.
If you have any questions or for more info on recycling, please visit our web page:
City of St. Louis