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Don't throw away corks.
Drop them off with us.
We support NABU in preserving cork oak forests. The sustainable management of the cork oak forests in the Mediterranean region not only secures valuable living space, but also contributes to the fight against climate change. With an area of around 2.3 million hectares, they bind around 14 million tons of the greenhouse gas CO2 every year. The cork oak forests thus compensate for the CO2 consumption of around two million German two-person households every year.
About eight grams of CO2 are bound in a single cork. A cork oak that is harvested regularly binds more than three times as much CO2 as an unused cork oak. The production of natural corks also has a very good ecological balance: 75 percent less CO2 is emitted than with the production and disposal of screw caps.
The management of the cork oak forests protects and preserves a unique habitat for many endangered animal and plant species. The imperial eagle, an endangered bird of prey, breeds in the cork oak. The Iberian lynx finds important retreats in the cork oak forest. There are only 150 copies left worldwide. Of the 15,000 to 25,000 different plant species that exist in the Mediterranean region, more than half only occur in cork oak forests.
Leave the cork at reception at any time. Please not in plastic bags, the corks need air.
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