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Ian McSorley
This September, in collaboration with Cork It, we shipped 16.7 cubic feet of corks to Emily Carr University for use in their industrial design faculty’s “New Wood Materials” class. We’re hoping that all the bright young minds in ECU’s Industrial Design program will develop products and processes that allow us to reprocess our recycled corks right...
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Combine talent with 230,000 corks and 28 fourteen-hour days and what do you get? How about a 22′ x 42′ wall mural that pays homage to life in the Mediterranean. Artist Saimir Strati’s art has earned him the title “Master of Mosaics” and also found him a place in the Guinness Records. More photos and...
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The plans for the Serpentine Gallery’s twelfth summer pavilion designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei have been revealed. The team have performed an archaeological dig, five-meters deep, and used the shapes of items found in the earth to dictate the form of the hollow build. The complex ground shape is to be...
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We know that Vancouver’s North Shore is home to some of the best-stocked wine cellars and it breaks our hearts to think of all those used wine corks with no where to go. To remedy the situation, we would like to welcome 2 new participants to the program — Libation Liquor Store in Dundarave and...
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We’d like to welcome our newest participant, Liberty Wine Merchants on Commercial Drive! If you haven’t had a chance to visit, be sure to check out their great new location at 1622 Commercial Drive. Their beautiful new millwork holds a great selection of unique wines. And, in step with reducing their environmental footprint through measures...
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Award-winning broadcaster, Dave Gerry interviews Ian McSorley about the Put A Cork In It wine cork recycling program in Vancouver BC. In this video, he also interviews Gina Ness, manager of Havana Restaurant on Commercial Drive — one of the original participants in the program — and catches their bartenders shooting corks into our container....
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We are pleased to announce that we now have our first 3 participants in the Penticton area of the Okanagan. You can now drop your used wine corks off at Soaring Eagle Winery at 1751 Naramata Road, Penticton; Campbell Mountain Landfill at 901 Spiller Road, Penticton; or Valentine Farm, 10216 Gould Ave, Summerland. Rumour has...
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While munching a slice of pizza on the Drive last week, my friend said, “Hey, Put a Cork In It is in the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver list. Check it out!” If you take a look at page 43 or scroll about half way down on their Contributors Picks page you’ll see “Best use...
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The Boathouse Restaurant at Kits Beach has a bar that is faced with cork ’tile’ discs. This is a beautiful example of the exact appearance of the process we are currently in search of shearing equipment for. These natural cork discs are applied to a mesh backing sheet similar to ceramic tiles that are supplied...
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We have sourced a Vancouver, BC tile manufacturer that has the capacity to assemble sheets of cork tiles similar to the test sample you see here. These prototype discs were manually cut with a sharp kitchen knife and glued to drywall patching mesh with a hot glue gun. They were sanded with an orbital sander...
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