18 results found sustainable

26 . Jul . 2017
Sustainable and circular

Corkeen Play Original is environmentally sustainable, composed of 90% cork, a raw material of natural origin, recyclable and renewable.   The system’s production also follows circular economy principles, using leftovers from the cork industry as raw material. We thus reduce waste, ensuring that, as in nature, nothing…

Articles 31 . May . 2021
Articles
Sustainable and Circular

Protecting the future requires rethinking the way that we look at waste. Cork, as a raw material that can be transformed and reused, is based on the principles of a circular future, transforming what was previously considered waste into new production opportunities. Issues related to sustainability have the potential t…

28 . Jun . 2021
Sustainable by nature

Nature as the starting point for a sustainable future

News 27 . Sep . 2019
News
For a more sustainable way to play

"An exciting material that can solve the micro plastic challenge", so the jury justified its choice of the winner in the innovation competition organized by IVL with funding from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The competition is part of the work towards a more sustainable use of plastic and has taken plac…

30 . Nov . 2020
Bringing nature back into play

One system, one mission: create safe and sustainable playgrounds for everyone to play in.

07 . Jun . 2021
Our values

Safe, sustainable, inclusive, and innovative.

02 . Apr . 2020
27 . Sep . 2016
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…

17 . Nov . 2016
Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
Does the cork oak need to be cut down to harvest the cork?

No. Stripping is carried out manually and the trees are never cut down. After each stripping, the cork oak undergoes an original process of self-regeneration of the bark, which gives the activity of cork harvesting a uniquely sustainable nature.

03 . Aug . 2021
What is the importance of cork oak forests in terms of biodiversity?

The cork oak forest is part of one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots, has a recognized protection status, contributes to climate regulation, is a driving force for sustainable development and plays a crucial role in the world's ecological balance.

27 . Sep . 2016
Stad + Groen – The Netherlands

Cork fall surface as the "more sustainable alternative to EPDM"   Corkplay supplies impact-absorbing surfaces made from the natural and versatile cork material. At the end of 2020, the Corkeen cork floors were brought to the Netherlands by this company. See more

27 . Sep . 2016
Due to its generosity, the cork tree becomes the main reason for countless thriving villages and communities all over the Mediterranean.

Over one hundred thousand people in southern Europe and north Africa directly and indirectly depend on these forests, according to the WWF. These forests are a perfect example of the balance between preserving the environment and sustainable development - just the fact that no tree is felled during the stripping of the…

Case Studies 17 . Dec . 2020
Case Studies
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The existing wooden fence around the playground was subject to renovation works and kept there. New equipment was also installed, whose choice took into account the sustainable origin of the wood used in its manufacture and the possibility of being able to be used by children of all ages and abilities, promoting health…

Articles 14 . Nov . 2018
Articles
Cork and the green cities of tomorrow

In this context, it is imperative to increase the quality of life in urban centers, both in terms of comfort and in terms of environmentally friendly solutions in new buildings, rehabilitations, and outdoor spaces. Cork, as a renewable natural raw material that plays an important role in the reduction of greenhouse gas…

Case Studies 17 . Dec . 2020
Case Studies
Cork: safety and sustainability

The municipality of Bergen has chosen a small playground at Nordnesparken, a public park located near the city center, as the pilot for the Corkeen system. Developed and produced by Amorim, this system offers a retained fall protection for playgrounds made of natural cork. The Corkeen pilot is part of the ongoing proje…

03 . Aug . 2021
Why should I choose the Corkeen system over other surface solutions?

It is a safe (retained) surface solution with features of great accessibility. It is made from a natural and sustainable raw material (cork). The system has great drainage capacity, free of chemical contamination, offers lower surface temperatures (due to cork’s natural isolating properties), is odorless, lightweig…

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