No, I didn’t count them — but these collected wine corks were really starting to take up too much space in my apartment. I was collecting them in individual wine glasses — and running out of wine glasses.
So today they’ll be mailed off to the Terracycle Cork Brigade
, to become mats and other upcycled products that’ll hopefully not be too fugly.
There are, of course, other ways to upcycle corks — one of the easiest ways being to throw them in the compost, if your corks are indeed made of real cork and you have a home composter. My sister’s way’s illustrated below. We are, as you may’ve guessed, very different people.
What do you do with your own corks?
Photos top to bottom: Siel; Terracycle, yoelknits