Amorim Revestimentos launches the second phase of the Cork2Cork program, in partnership with NH Hotels
The Cork2Cork program is a pioneer initiative developed by Amorim Revestimentos in partnership with NH Hotels. The goal is to collect used cork stoppers from the hotels to recycle them at Amorim Revestimentos.
The partnership between Amorim Revestimentos and NH has several years – the hotel chain has been using Amorim Revestimentos’ cork flooring solutions in countless hotels around the world.
The Cork2Cork program started in 2011 when 77 recycling bins for cork stoppers were placed in hotels in several countries (Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium and Holland).
The cork stoppers were later sent to Amorim Revestimentos, where they were recycled and reused in the production of flooring for the hotel chain.
From 2011 until 2015 2 tons of cork stoppers were collected, which allowed for the production of 8.000 sqm of flooring, the equivalent to 300 hotel bedrooms.
This year the company started the second phase of this project, having placed 74 recycling bins for cork stoppers in 38 hotels in Spain and 36 hotels in Italy. The goal is to broaden the program to other countries and increase the amount of collected cork stoppers.
Cork2Cork main purpose is to create awareness on the importance of recycling while passing the message of the possibility of giving cork a second life through this type of programs.