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The recycling and reuse of the raw material - cork - is one of Corticeira Amorim's responses to market challenges and stakeholder requirements, thereby reducing its environmental footprint, applying circular models and fostering the development of innovative solutions that add value to the raw material.


Good management and recovery of waste, with a view to prolonging its use in the economy, is important for Corticeira Amorim and is integrated into its circular economy practices. The recycling processes implemented have made it possible to increase reuse of the raw material, prolonging cork’s life cycle and its environmental benefits, in particular its CO2 retention capacity.

Although recycled cork can never be used again to make cork stoppers, it can have a second life, used in floor and wall coverings, insulation, memo boards, high competition kayaks, badminton rackets, tennis and cricket balls, car and aircraft components, design parts and fashion and a multitude of other purposes. As a result, Corticeira Amorim fosters several recycling projects, which have a social character and also foster education and environmental awareness for all stakeholders and the community in general.

Giving cork a new lease of life continues to be one of the main focuses in the development of cork recycling initiatives.

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