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    Default Re: cork, & why it's so expensive

    So since I am far from a corker expert, is cork recyclable?

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    Default Re: cork, & why it's so expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by popperfly View Post
    I just received a quote for cork ring without holes the other day.

    The price per piece is $1.95.
    100 pieces : $195.00
    200 pieces : $390.00

    The kicker was this statement "Please let me know if you have any additional questions". Ya!! I have additional question...WHY SO MUCH!
    Without knowing for sure, I bet the answer is

    BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE WILL PAY THAT MUCH!
    Cheers,
    --Rob

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    Default Re: cork, & why it's so expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by troutnut4 View Post
    William you are correct, the trees regenerate every 9 years and it is the third generation and beyond that produces higher grade cord. It's a shame that they waste that cork on wine bottles and not as much on grips for fly rods.
    Not quite so bad as that, but damned close. Wine corks are stamped out of flat sheets (zero to do with how the video shows same) and the 'left overs' are ground up and turned into a lot of 'other things.' Like the bottoms of Burkinstock sandals.
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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    Default Re: cork, & why it's so expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by stuie675 View Post
    So since I am far from a corker expert, is cork recyclable?
    Absolutely! In fact much of the cork on our grips is/ are probably recycled. If I am not mistaken: most of the cork in stuff that you and I use (other than wine corks) is recycled-- floor tiles, gaskets, insulation, soil conditioners, sports equipment, etc.

    This leads me to think that the sentiment that it is so expensive simply because people will pay the prices, is an accurate assessment.

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