Reclaim the Cork

Natural corks don’t belong in a landfill. After they’ve done their job sealing wine or champagne, they can have another life as part of shoes, flooring, and more. So although cork is a sustainable resource because the trees regrow the bark that is harvested—why waste it? And why use throw-away plastic when a time-tested, natural material like cork can do an even better job?

recorkAnnapolis Green has partnered with We collect your corks, send them to Recork, and they turn them into several types of products—including flooring and shoe soles—thus keeping this valuable resource out of the landfill!

actionBring your natural (not plastic) corks to Annebeth’s of Annapolis at 46 Maryland Avenue. We’ll collect them and we’ll make sure they get a second life!

We’ve reclaimed and sent in 167,849 corks so far! That’s 1526 pounds!

actionVolunteer to be a Cork Collector! Just tell us which of your favorite restaurants and bars you’d like to collect from on a regular basis. We’ll set you up with a collection bucket and some leave-behind literature. Click the SUPPORT button above to get started.


bay ridge wine & spirits
Former Cork Recycling Sponsor

Are you a restaurant or bar owner, or a caterer? Collect natural corks for us and we’ll get them picked up from your facility. Click the SUPPORT button above to get started.

We will accept plastic bottle stoppers. Remember that they are too small to be recycled; they fall through the recycling processing machinery. We separate the plastic stoppers from natural cork and recycle them through TerraCycle.

actionConsider writing to wine companies that use plastic corks to ask them to go back to natural cork! Click here for a sample letter you can edit and make your own. The more single-use plastic we take out of our environment the better.

Read more about our single-use plastic initiative, “It Starts with a Straw.”

Yoga Blocks!

Once back in stock, we will again sell yoga blocks made from recycled corks! Each one is crafted from 198 corks!





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