Cork - so much greener than other stoppers?
16 Aug 2007 by Julia Harding MW
The world's leading cork producer Amorim of Portugal has sent out a summary of the company’s first annual Sustainability Report for anyone not wanting to plough through all 86 pages of it – though admittedly there are lots of pictures to cheer it up. They have pulled out various highlights, as you’d expect in a press release, starting with: “Natural cork has an important role in fighting climate change.” Based on a provisional study by the Portuguese School of Agronomy, Amorim calculates that cork forests fix 5% of Portugal’s total CO 2 emissions. The carbon thus fixed is released back into...

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