Sunday, January 16, 2022

Corks worth two cents to charity



By Joan Kelly

I love recycling. I am always looking for ways to keep my trash out of the landfill. Take for example wine corks. We have plenty around this house, squirreled away in little boxes just waiting for a good recycling idea.

Well, here’s an idea that has a sort of poetic justice. Give them back to the wine seller. And ABC Liquors is being very accommodating. They have placed a cork recycle box in every store.

In the past year ABC has recycled over 700,000 corks, receiving 2 cents for each cork, whether real or synthetic. They are made into cork boards or ground up and used in coasters or other products. The money is donated to support a charity which right now is UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) of Central Florida.

Southwest Florida is one of the key markets for wine sales. It follows that there should be many corks to go with those wine bottles. Each of those corks is worth two cents to the charity.

Support your local UPC charity. There are three ABC Liquor stores in Naples one at 2755 E. Trail, one near Costco and the third on Immokalee Rd.

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