The other day, I noticed a strange ritual I perform. I was finishing off another bottle of wine (stop judging me) when I put the cork in a vase. I keep all the corks from my bottles of wine. Does anyone else do this? If not, what do you do with the corks? Just throw them away? Can they be recycled?
Yes, I googled it and apparently there are some companies who do recycle cork. Sadly, none of them seem to be in Minnesota. I take that back. Apparently, you can recycle cork at Whole Foods. I can’t seem to find any info on their website about it, but I did find a big list of places on this Cork Forest Conservation Alliance (CorkFCA.org) website.
I feel weird about throwing corks away. I’m not really sure why. I just feel like they should be saved. Unless of course they break off in the wine bottle and then all bets are off. Chuck them in the trash!