Start collecting cork stoppers and when you have enough, try to recycle them this way.

How to make a cork carpet:

1) Place a generous amount of wine corks in a pot with water and bring it to a boil
2) Cut the corks in half and glue them to a small board
3) Use as a drying mat or as a mat for hot plates and dishes

How to make your plastic top very useful:

1) Heat the top of an oil cap
2) Stick the blunt end of a wooden skewer through the cap
3) Cut off tip and screw back onto oil container
4) Pour easily onto your salads!

Try also this idea with corks: Kitchen board with recycled corks

Materials:
• Corks
• Photo frame
• Wood glue
• Cutter
• 3 different colors of paint

Instructions:
Cut several corks in half.
Glue them to the base of the frame with wood glue.
Paint some with different colors.
Use the board for reminders and shopping lists.