♻️ Did you know that corks can be recycled?
Our Green Act Business Member The Wine Shoppe on Park in Peterborough, Ontario collects them for reuse!
Owners Sarah and Jennifer are BIG believers of creating more Green Acts at the shop.
One of their longest running #Green projects is their wine cork recycling program 🥂
Originally started back in 2006 by the Girl Guides of Ontario, businesses and other churches take in corks for recycling.
A volunteer committee from our local Survivors Abreast chapter sort the corks.
Then, they take them to Jelinek Cork a cork recycling facility in Oakville.
Jelinek turns them into:
🍾 Cork boards, cork flooring and building supplies
🍾 Dock floats and more!
Here are some other Green Acts The Wine Shoppe on Park has implemented:
🍇 Their customers reuse all wine bottles over & over again
🍇 They’ve installed LED Lights
🍇 Unlike most stores in the wine industry, they do NOT use a bottle washing machine that wastes thousands of gallons of water every month
🍇 They are reducing their paper waste by offering to email customer receipts instead of printing on paper
🍇 They reuse plastic bubble wrap, and all non recyclable shrink wrap, plastic kit wrap and other packaging fillers that they receive in their incoming orders to cushion their outgoing shipments
Voted Peterborough’s Favourite Wine Making Place for 15 years, this is the place to discover how simple it is to make one of the hundreds of different wines offered. 🥂
Wines are expertly crafted in store & are ready to bottle between 4-8 weeks. 🍾
Customers select a wine & return to bottle it! Over 200 wines to choose from too! 🍷
Jennifer & Sarah invite you to come & discover the fun in wine-making!
Random Acts of Green App Users can also spend their Green Points for $5.00 off any batch of wine! 🥂