Cork works hand in glove against global warming and climate change. Cork naturally absorbs and stocks as much as twice to 5 times the amount of carbon dioxide than wood! (CO² is agrued to be the most important greenhouse gas, responsible for climate change). Cork has a 'positive' carbon footprint, because it stores more carbon than it produces! This is a crucial element of choice for eco-responsible materials.
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Cork does not rot and is thus very durable. Once ondeck, it is there forever. It can be replaced easily when it is damaged by accident. Cork constitutes a permanent and unlimited carbon stocking device. More and more cork oaks are being planted in the western mediterranean. A very effectif and durable tool to fight global warming.
Cork is naturally hypoallergic, antibacterial and antifungal.
Its flexibility and thermal stability comfort long standing periods and contribute to the well-being of your feet, your articulations and spine.
Cork oaks are debarked every 9 years. This does not harm the tree but stimulates its cork bark growth. This preserves the tree which can produce cork for over 180 years.
The exploitation of cork oak forests is monitored by the FSC. Forests ('suberaies') harbour a rich biodiversity and constitutes an essential link in the ecosystems of the productive régions.