I'm not a collector at heart, but there are some things I can't simply toss in the trash. Cork from wine and champagne bottles are, or should I say were, my ongoing pet project. I had corks piling up in ice buckets, boxes and bags, "Oh! Don't throw that away, I'm going to do something with it," was my often repeated mumble. My family, knowing that once I get something into my head, knows its not going to go away and shrewdly decided to let the topic pass.
You might have heard something about the (beautiful!) cork flooring we installed last year in our eco-showroom at California Baby headquarters in Los Angeles.
www.corkforest.org for more information about how to recycle your corks.