Cheers to recycling in 2008

Don’t forget to put recycling on your list of New Year’s resolutions. When toasting to your future, think about the future of the planet, too.

That bottle of Champagne or pinot noir can be melted down and reused. In Butte County, recycling bottles is as easy as rinsing and placing them with other glass food and beverage containers in your curbside recycling bin.

If you’re wondering what to do with all of the corks you’ve collected, why not try making a bulletin board or hot plate? Not crafty? Fair enough. Then maybe you’ll be into sending them along to Yemm & Hart:

Wine Cork Recycling
Yemm & Hart Ltd
610 South Chamber Dr.
Fredericktown, MO 63645

The company is accepting donated corks to turn this natural resource into a sustainable product, such as tiles. Eventually, the goal is to start a cork redemption program. Those who contribute during the development phase will receive discounted pricing on the end product.

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