Cork is a unique material as it is renewable, biodegradable and fully recyclable. Recycling cork reduces demand placed on cork plantations and other resources.
Find a recycler
Recycled cork can be used to manufacture a range of products such as floor tiles, gaskets, dart boards and inners for hockey and cricket balls. Recycling cork reduces the demand placed on cork plantations and saves on resources. Recycling cork in Australia, rather than harvesting and importing from overseas, also reduces energy, carbon emissions and costs associated with transport.
Cork recycling in Australia
Currently, there is no large-scale cork recycling or collection of corks in Australia. Some smaller organisations may still collect corks either for reuse or some small local recycle initiatives.