A Vancouver Company Is Making Their Furniture Out Of Used Chopsticks

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Have you ever wondered what furniture made from chopsticks might look like?

While Vancouver based furniture maker ChopValue does make furniture out of used chopsticks, they are not a design feature. 

The salvaged material is turned into composite board which can then be used like wood.

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According to Business Insider, people in Vancouver throw out 100,000 pairs of chopsticks everyday.

ChopValue rounds up a fraction of these from 300 restaurants across the city. They wash them, coat them in resin and crush them in a hydraulic machine which produces a composite board panel. 

 

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They turn this into cutting boards, desks, game pieces and accept custom orders. 

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furniture out of used chopsticks

Photo: ChopValue

If you were interested to see what a finished piece looks like, Canadian restaurant chain Pacific Poke collaborated with ChopValue and features it’s work in their restaurants. 

 

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The innovative approach has led the Vancouver company to be featured by the World Economic Forum, the Guardian and Lonely Planet because of its sustainable business model. 

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