The Cork Story
Sustainable, renewable and recyclable - Cork.
Cork is harvested once every nine years without felling trees.
Cork oak forests are the lungs of the environment, the economy and the society of Mediterranean countries. In Portugal, where LIGA's cork is sourced from, is the largest cork oak forest area in the world, the cork oak is the national tree and has been protected by law since the 13th century.
A growing awareness of the value of the ecosystem of the cork oak forest has led to important initiatives in reforestation and the systematisation of good practices. It is a way of ensuring the future as two new cork oaks are planted for each old cork oak.
See how the cork is harvested without harming the Cork Oak Trees...