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Cork Oak Forest
With over 2.2 million hectares of cork forest, about one third (approximately 730 000 hectares) is situated in Portugal.
Cork Oak Forest
From all the cork oak forests, approximately 340 000 tonnes of cork are harvested each year.
Preservation of the cork oak forest
It makes the cork viable in a unique manner, and as a result, the preservation of the cork oak forest, a unique example of green economy, which is based on a balance between economic, social and environmental issues. The constant concern to adopt and reinforce sustainable development practices makes Corticeira Amorim o…
Cork oak forest, a positive contribution for climate regulation
The cork oak forest provides an essential contribution to the air that we breathe, by absorbing carbon dioxide. It is estimated that per each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can sequester up to 73 tons of CO2. Source: https://www.apcor.pt/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Brochura_Ambiente__EN.pdf
What is the cork oak forest’s total area?
Cork oak forests occupy an estimated area of over 2.2 million acres in the Western Mediterranean basin. Around 90% of the species is distributed in Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Algeria. Approximately 200 000 tons of cork are harvested from the world’s cork oak forests each year. Portugal, which has a third of the…
Installation of Corkeen system in children's playground in Monsanto Forest Park
Cork oak forests are natural CO2 retainers
It is estimated that per each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can sequester up to 73 tons of CO₂, a sizeable contribution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change.
The wise hands that plant the trees of the cork oak forest are the same ones that skilfully strip the bark every year. Removing the bark from each cork oak.
Mundo Pais & Filhos – Portugal
Corkeen, the innovative, ecological and sustainable solution for playground surfaces, arrives at the natural park of Monsanto. Corkeen, in close partnership with the Lisbon City Council and FL Gaspar, has just launched the first playground that uses the Corkeen system, a revolutionary solution of impact-absorbing su…
The increasing importance to preserve the environment
On December 15, 1972, at the Stockholm Conference, in Sweden, the UN General Assembly designated June 5 as World Environment Day. In 2021 the United Nations has launched the campaign “Reimagine, Recreate, Restore” 1), as the starting point of taking measures to preserve the planet. The global population is as healthy a…
The Corkeen system has been developed in accordance with circular economy principles. According to a recent Environmental Footprint study, conducted by EY, the Corkeen system has a negative carbon balance of -102kg CO2 eq/m2. This means that the Corkeen system promotes carbon sequestration via the cork oak forest that…
Everything begins in Nature
Cork is a natural, 100% biodegradable, recyclable, renewable raw material obtained from the cork oak tree (Quercus Suber L.). This oak species whose bark (cork) regenerates itself is mainly found in Southern Mediterranean countries and North Africa, and has an average lifetime of 200 years. Portugal is the leading cork…
The carbon balance of the Corkeen system, a revolutionary impact-absorbing surface solution for play, leisure and recreational spaces, is -102kg CO2 eq/m2. This means that the Corkeen system promotes carbon sequestration in the cork oak forest that exceeds the CO2 emissions from its production. The Environmental Footpr…
The Corkeen system was chosen. It is made of cork, a raw material of 100% natural, recyclable and renewable origin, with negative CO<span style="vertical-align: sub; font-size: smaller;">2</span> emissions and free from all types of toxins and chemicals. During the installation process, Eco Top, the Corkeen…
In this context, it was perfectly natural to choose Corkeen Play Original, to be applied to the floor of outdoor playspaces, given its sustainability credentials. The Corkeen system has a negative carbon balance of -102 kg CO2 eq/m2 for a thickness of 40 mm (25mm base layer and 15mm top layer) and a critical fall heigh…
Corkeen and the Eden Project – The perfect match
The Eden Project is a large botanical garden and environmental center, located in Cornwall, UK. With an area of about 13 hectares, it has two large dome-shaped greenhouses, which recreate the natural biomes of the tropical forest and the Mediterranean climate, housing thousands of species of plants from throughout the…
Facts and Curiosities
Explore all the facts and cusiosities about cork and the importance of the oak tree and its forests.