Canada This Cutting Board Is Made Out of Chopsticks. But How?
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In one corner of my cutlery drawer sits an unlikely candidate: my guilt. It sits atop a bunch of forks and spoons, paper napkins, and chopsticks—my cumulative takeout "extras." For years I have tried to address this via the number of times we order in (which is at odds with wanting to support our local restaurants), what we order, and repeatedly writing “NO CUTLERY AND NAPKINS, PLEASE!!!” in the special requests section. Yet... the single-use cutlery keeps finding its way in.
Each year, after just one use, millions of units of restaurant cutlery are thrown out, and end up in landfills and in our waterways. Plastic cups, plates, utensils, and straws are obviously a big source of pollution (made straws the villain of the piece), but as I’ve learned, wooden (bamboo and others) chopsticks are culpable, too. The common assumption that chopsticks are produced with scrap wood products just isn’t true: to make chopsticks that are shipped around the world, used once, and discarded. And because they’re treated with chemicals, and soiled after use, they often can’t be recycled.
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So when I heard about a company that repurposes used chopsticks into cutting boards, i.e. diverting them from landfills, my heart did a double beat. Founder Felix Böck startedfour years ago with the idea of creating a viable business model around neglected resources. His original idea was upcycling construction waste, but used chopsticks, as he discovered, were a more relatable (and manageable!) resource. Böck began by convincing restaurant owners in Vancouver to set up recycling bins exclusively for chopsticks; today, hundreds of restaurants across North America have signed on. ChopValue has recycled over 33 million chopsticks to date, transforming them into furniture, home decor products, and yes, cutting boards. (Watch how they do it .)
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One of those cutting boards, a, arrived at my doorstep last week—and if first impressions matter, I was hooked. When compressed, the stacked chopsticks form a beautiful honeycomb-like pattern that's further enhanced by the variation in wood color of each chopstick. The board also has substantial heft, on account of its thick edge, and comes with the teeniest silicone feet that don’t interfere with its looks, but do add practicality.
Of course, a great wooden cutting board will last years, while also extending the lifetime of your knife blades. End-grain boards, like this one, are known to be more long-lasting than their long-grain counterparts (fewer scratches and less splitting)—ChopValue makes both kinds. I did notice, as I put it to use, that it felt a little harder (and sounded louder) on the knife than my other bamboo boards. But don’t confuse this with it being harsh on the blade: According to Böck, it’s because their engineered material is compressed bamboo, making it “much denser but also more durable and better on your knives.”
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It will be interesting to see how the board stands up to my less-than-refinedand frequent chopping (lots of veg prep in this kitchen!), but the medium-sized board is also a good candidate for serving. And just like all wooden cutting boards, this one will need TLC to thrive: a thorough drying after wash, a regular massage of mineral oil, etc. Admittedly, I fall short in this department, despite having .
But the best part for me, hands down, are the 886 waste chopsticks that went into making it. I’ve certainly used my fair share of throwaway chopsticks over the years, and while I’ve started carrying a foldable spoon andin my bag, my traveling utensil kit could probably use the addition of a pair of washable chopsticks. And on days when I forget them at home—because there will be those—I’ll feel better knowing that my used chopsticks might find their way to someone’s cutting board.
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