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We are pleased to announce that we now have our first 3 participants in the Penticton area of the Okanagan. You can now drop your used wine corks off at Soaring Eagle Winery at 1751 Naramata Road, Penticton; Campbell Mountain Landfill at 901 Spiller Road, Penticton; or Valentine Farm, 10216 Gould Ave, Summerland. Rumour has...
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While munching a slice of pizza on the Drive last week, my friend said, “Hey, Put a Cork In It is in the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver list. Check it out!” If you take a look at page 43 or scroll about half way down on their Contributors Picks page you’ll see “Best use...
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The Boathouse Restaurant at Kits Beach has a bar that is faced with cork ’tile’ discs. This is a beautiful example of the exact appearance of the process we are currently in search of shearing equipment for. These natural cork discs are applied to a mesh backing sheet similar to ceramic tiles that are supplied...
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We have sourced a Vancouver, BC tile manufacturer that has the capacity to assemble sheets of cork tiles similar to the test sample you see here. These prototype discs were manually cut with a sharp kitchen knife and glued to drywall patching mesh with a hot glue gun. They were sanded with an orbital sander...
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In my search for a suitable method to trim used wine corks into uniformly thick discs with finished surfaces, I contacted a firm with laser cutting equipment. They took a batch of natural corks and synthetic stoppers to experiment with. I had hoped the laser cutting would provide a clean surface that needed no additional...
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Calling all process engineering experts! We’re looking for cork slicing equipment that would be suitable for trimming used wine corks into consistent thickness discs similar to the ones shown in this photo. If you can recommend the best equipment or process to accomplish this — or if you operate equipment in the lower mainland area...
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Manufacturers of synthetic wine stoppers have done a great job of matching the appearance of natural cork. Great aesthetic, but this is a real problem when it comes to separating natural and synthetic corks for recycling. All 4 corks shown in the right of this photo are synthetic. You can see how good a match...
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The Napa Valley Wine Train has diverted over 70% of their waste stream by recycling. Part of that recycling includes all their natural wine corks. Their contribution is part of the ~22 million corks recycled annually by ReCORK America. Watch this revealing video.
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TrendHunter.com shows us Daniel Michalik’s Sway Stool made of cork as well as a collection of innovative uses for cork that range from quirky to chic to quirky — like this cork – come – USB drive.
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This interview with Daniel Michalik shows modern uses for cork that go beyond the bottle stopper and and notice boards.
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