sexta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2013

Há vida para além da rolha

"But cork is not about to sink into oblivion. Cork trees are protected in Portugal, and there are European programs to help growers plant new stands. The once-sleepy cork industry is wising up about trumpeting its environmentally sound pedigree. Portugal’s cork exports, about 60 percent of the world trade, bounced back to more than €800 million this year and last from depressed levels during the financial crisis. Cork is not cheap, but “if you are thinking of a sustainable material for” a high-profile building like a corporate headquarters, then cork is a good option said Rui Barreira, a forest officer for the World Wide Fund for Nature in Portugal." The New York Times

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