As each year, the Catalan Cork Institute Foundation (ICSuro) will take part in the cork stopper fair which will take place in Cassà de la Selva (Girona, Spain) on 12th and 13th June. The fair has been organized by Cassà de la Selva City Council since 2018 and represents a meeting point for the cork sector, from the forest, through industry and reaching the final consumer.
Cork tree covers
As part of the fair, ICSuro will be carrying out a pilot test of cork tree covers on Passeig Vilaret. This is a project to recycle cork stoppers, which aim is to give them a second life by collecting, crushing and mixing them with glue. This initiative opens the door to turn a waste into raw material for different construction solutions.
Escape room about cork
ICSuro organizes the activity “SubeRescat”, a family proposal designed to bring cork as a natural product, highly versatile and close to the population and raise awareness of the interest of Mediterranean forests through gamification as a learning tool.
It can be done in groups respecting all safety measures.
Presentation of the Suropèdia
The ICSuro Foundation will be on the Àgora stage of the fair to present Suropèdia, a new informative website with international ambition that aims to be a living tool, free and available to anyone with concerns about cork and looking for a platform where to solve them.
Collection of cork stoppers for recycling
There will be a box at the foundation’s stand for the collection and subsequent recycling of natural corks to promote giving them a second life. These plugs are crushed and used for projects in the R&D&I department of ICSuro.
Promotion of the cork harvesting course
We are collaborating with the Escola Agrària Forestal to promote a cork harvester course that will take place in Cassà de la Selva on 21, 22 and 23 June. The aim of the course is to facilitate knowledge about cork harvesting and give students basic theoretical and practical notions to get started in this technique or to improve the practice of those who already know. This year the novelty is that it will be possible to practice with new mechanized tools for the cork harvesting developed in the project GO Suber.