Cork's role in the absorption on CO2

Date published: 27/06/2017

Did you know harvesting cork bark assists in the absorption of CO2 – a greenhouse gas that causes climate change? In fact, harvested cork trees absorb 3-5 times more CO2 than non-harvested trees. Cork oak trees in Portugal alone help offset 10 million tons of carbon every year.

Cork harvesting is an environmentally friendly process during which not a single tree is cut down. The bark renews itself ready for the next harvesting.

Unlike its synthetic counter parts, cork is an inherently sustainable resource, both biodegradable and renewable. As well as its environmental properties it also can provide excellent thermal and acoustic properties, which makes it highly suitable for our range of environmentally friendly insulation boards, mortars and plasters!

To see our range of cork products please follow the links below.

Our very own cork tree at Ty Mawr!