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Consider Cork for Sustainable Floors & Walls

By now, many of us are aware of the beauty of cork as a flooring material. Cork floors come in a range of shades and styles, and all of them are durable and gorgeous. They're also sturdy and they ho…

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How to Make a Watering Hole for Garden Bees

By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger As the temperature rises in the garden, it is important to remember the bees you’re attracting to your garden will also be searching for water. For bees, a supply …

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11 Great Ways to Reuse Cork

By Sheila Shaigany, Planet Green Contrary to popular opinion, cork is not endangered. In fact, it's renewable and helps the environment by encouraging vegetation. It's just being produced les…

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DIY Outdoor Table Redo

The treasures from trash mentality makes furniture renovation a highly sustainable DIY project. Want to make a creative redo forever green? Choose materials that will last, and an antique that will …

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Upcycling: DIY Wine Cork Trivet

The latest buzzword in the green world is "upcycling." DIYers take aim and curtail the amount of garbage dumped into their landfills by repurposing and upcycling. By giving a new purpose and value to…

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Saving the Corks

ReCORK America has started a recycling program to reclaim a small portion of the estimated 13 billion natural cork wine stoppers sold in the world each year. The six-month trial will involve 25 Northe…

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Are We Corking the Cork?

Dear Annie, I admit I am a wine lover, but I've recently been questioning the environmental impact of all the corks! Thoughts? Are plastic corks actually better? --Clint, Washington D.C. Dear Cli…

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