Now, this is a creative way to recycle used chopsticks from food establishments!
Canadian-based company Chop Value creates new utensils, housewares, and furniture from used chopsticks that were discarded all around Vancouver. The company utilizes its drivers to pick up the materials from over 300 restaurants around the city a couple of times a week. From there, the company recycles the chopsticks and turns them into different housewares and furniture.
One of the products they’ve created from the disposable utensils is The Zero Waste Kit, a package of items containing different items for eating and other miscellaneous items. The kit includes a cheese board, coasters, keychains, toothbrushes, chopsticks, steel straws, and more. Retailed at $68.00, the kit celebrates and encourages people to live a zero-waste journey.
Image credit: Chop Value