This Earth Month, we’re encouraging all crafters to turn to sustainable cork for their next project. The list of reasons why we love cork is practically endless. But one of the top items on that list always remains the same: cork is one of the most eco-friendly products available.
Cork forests are some of the most sustainable and environmentally harvested forests in the world. According to the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance, approximately 6.6 million acres of Mediterranean cork forest extend across Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Morocco, Italy, Tunisia, and France. These oak forests support one of the world’s highest levels of forest biodiversity, second only to the Amazon Rainforest. This diversity also lends itself to the unique features you’ll find in every piece of cork you use. No texture, color or grain is alike, so you know that your application or crafts will stand out from the crowd!
5 Reasons Why You Should Use Sustainable Cork
Here at Bangor Cork we’ve dedicated the month of April—home of both Earth Day and Arbor Day—as the perfect time to celebrate our favorite green product. Here are some of our top reasons that earth-friendly, sustainable cork should be the product of choice:
- Cork trees are never cut down to harvest cork
- One tree can product cork for about 200 years
- Cork is the only tree that regenerates stripped bark
- Cork is both recyclable and biodegradable — any waste during the manufacturing process goes toward making cork products!
- Cork is naturally waterproof, making it a functional eco-friendly substitution for a wide variety of materials
Save 10% on Cork Rolls and Sheets this Earth Day and Arbor Day
To celebrate this environmentally-focused month, we will be offering 10% Earth Day discount off our cork rolls and sheets from 4/18 through 4/27. All you need to do is enter the code EarthCork18 at checkout! Shop now.
When you choose to use a sustainable product like cork, you’re not only helping the planet, you’re also supporting sustainable cork farmers across the globe. From cork walls, to bulletin boards, and coasters, the possibilities are endless.