WHO WE ARE

ChopValue Manufacturing is a product engineering and design firm that creates innovative material with recycled chopsticks as a resource.

Inspired by Vancouver’s popular Asian cuisine and the potential of giving urban waste a second life, the company’s mission is to actively guide Vancouverites towards greener and more sustainable actions. With a team of makers, designers and engineers we support you in creating a relationship to your interior design by sustainably harvesting our urban environment.

RESOURCE FOCUS
CHOPSTICKS

BAMBOO AS RESOURCE

A green, sustainable, rapidly growing and highly performing in mechanical properties: reasons why ChopValue developed a unique production process using water based glue, heat and pressure to transfer these under-utilized resources into new materials. Understanding and appreciating the value of bamboo as fastest growing wooden grass on earth is our expertise and the motivation to give chopsticks a second life in high performing design products.

100,000 CHOPSTICKS A DAY IN VANCOUVER

a conservative assumption that explains why ChopValue is taking the responsibility in resourcing, processing, engineering and reusing chopsticks in new applications while collaborating with our recyling partners on new designs and business ideas.

PERFORMANCE | DESIGN | IMPACT

Solutions for architects, interior designers, builders and makers

PREMIUM BAMBOO QUALITY

No cracks, no knots and consistent in shape: bamboo chopsticks are the perfect raw material. We developed a production process that sorts the chopsticks by type, resinates them in batches, conditions them and presses them in a hydraulic heat/pressure system into new components.

UNIFORM PROCESSING

Uniform density of the material allows workability in all directions. Machines well with saw blades with high amounts of teeth (50+). Cuts, drills and mills compared to hardwoods like teak, merbau and wenge. Increased rpm prevents bre tear out. Glues, stains and nishes well.

DENSIFIED TO LAST

Extending the life of the valuable high grade resource and maintaining the carbon storage in a new product redesigned to last and endure, that also has the opportunity to be recycled, refurbished or remanufactured is the embodiment of the circular economy principle.

BEAUTIFUL

The raw material we engineered comes in caramelized brown with soft thin stranded texture. Colours of compressed chopsticks scattered throughout the surface with the end grain playfully revealing the densified characteristics of this uniform material.

A CARBON
NEGATIVE SOLUTION

ChopValue is carbon negative!
See how we do it below.

MAKING A
LASTING IMPACT

See our full Urban
Impact Report.