International Collaboration, Article 15–18 years old: 1st Place

BEHIND THE BIGGEST PRODUCER AND EXPORTER OF CORK (Portugal, Turkey, Greece and Malta)

The cork tree is known as the only tree in the world that can survive having all its bark removed from its trunk. Not as well-known are the facts that it is also fireproof, waterproof and soundproof, thus making it also resistant to a wide spectrum of weather, climate and elements and more importantly is the fact that harvested oak trees store up to five times more carbon than unharvested ones. The bark obtained through extractions is more popularly used in the production of cork.

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