It is estimated that Vancouver alone throws out 100,000 chopsticks every day. Our company’s solution helps communities move towards a low-carbon circular economy by eliminating this waste and utilizing an existing resource that is currently under-utilized. We collect chopsticks that are disposed of at local restaurants and manufacture them in our local microfactories
keeping the entire process within the community. We recycle single-use bamboo chopsticks, that would have otherwise been landfilled or composted, to engineer a new durable material that can be made into new finished products such as table tops, wall decor, and serving boards. This process sequesters the carbon stored in the chopsticks by extending their lifetime indefinitely in new products, and thereby prevents the release of carbon back into our atmosphere. By collecting used chopsticks from local restaurants and businesses, our solution includes community partners who traditionally may not have been a part of circular economy waste solutions.
Our company-wide environmental and social initiatives are in alignment to many of the Sustainable Development Goals. For example, our solution supports Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities by engaging the community in environmentally sustainable practices and collectively reducing our urban impact. Collecting used chopsticks from local vendors creates a platform by which we can educate the community on circular economy. By not extracting virgin timber as raw material, we are also promoting the sustainable management of our forests and ecosystems
supporting Goal 15 Life on Land. Our decentralized micromanufacturing approach reduces urban impact further by eliminating long distance transport of materials through extraction and processing. We believe that a desire to make a social and environmental impact does not hinder business profitability, and we hope to demonstrate that by our example.
Our business model creates significant positive impact on society as it is scalable on a global level. Our micromanufacturing concept can help hundreds of communities around the world transition to a low-carbon economy by manufacturing goods with existing under-utilized waste resources. With the support of our experienced Board of Directors and investors (Brian Curin from Little Kitchen Academy, Yuri Fulmer from Fulmer Capital Partners, and Mike Winterfield from Active Impact Investments) our team is confident that we have the resources and capacity to grow our solution to generate new jobs while contributing to climate action. Currently, we are in a stage of growth through franchise development.