How Do You Recycle Synthetic Corks?

Synthetic CorkYou said “Finally, synthetic corks are recyclable”. Question is how do I recycle corks? Do they go in with recyclables like plastic bottles?
Sal

Name: Sal Runfola
State: NJ

Hello Sal,

Synthetic corks are not marked with a recyling number, but they are made of #7 plastic. Any recycling center that takes this plastic should be able to handle them just fine. If you are having trouble finding a location, go to http://search.earth911.com/  Type in “#7 Plastic Bottle” and your zipcode to find a location near you.

Happy Winemaking,
Ed Kraus
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Ed Kraus is a 3rd generation home brewer/winemaker and has been an owner of E. C. Kraus since 1999. He has been helping individuals make better wine and beer for over 25 years.

4 thoughts on “How Do You Recycle Synthetic Corks?

  1. BJ, I am very sorry, but we do not have an answer for you. Heat testing has never been done on this product that we can find since it is never intended to withstand heat.

  2. I have made a plastic wine cork trivet and when a hot pan is placed on it the plastic will melt and stick to the pan. I now make wooden wine cork trivets and spray with high gloss clear spray paint and have no problem with the heat. I also make wooden cork purses and bird houses.

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