To mitigate the quantity of Cropsticks that go to landfill as much as possible, we have partnered with ChopValue, the world's first ever chopstick recycling company, to pilot a program that would give used Cropsticks a new life.
Through this partnership, used Cropsticks are turned into a new bamboo products, including coasters and home decor. Chopvalue handles the collection and manufacturing of used Cropsticks. These products are available to consumers, including to restaurants that provide Cropsticks.
To date, we set a goal of collecting back 400 pounds of used Cropsticks. By the end of the year, we found great enthusiasm for our program and surpassed our goals. We have collected back 596 pounds of Cropsticks, which is approximately 63,574 chopsticks saved from landfill.
"In March 2020, we paused this upcycle program. We look forward to continuing this program once logistics and safety measures are in place."