ChopValue is a product engineering and design firm that gives used chopsticks a second life. They provide product and design solutions with an innovative, high-performance material made entirely from recycled chopsticks, which are transformed through a carbon-neutral micro-manufacturing model and reintroduced into society as a beautiful and durable engineered product. Since its founding in 2016 in Canada, the company has recycled over 51 million chopsticks. ChopValue sources, manufactures, distributes, and employs within local communities through its franchising model. With a network of distributed Microfactories, ChopValue aims to create a positive and resource-efficient impact for a carbon-neutral future.
In Singapore, this initiative is led by Singaporeans Evelyn Hew and Hui En Hsu, who plan to open ChopValue's first Asian urban microfactory in Singapore in 2021. With chopsticks as the most commonly used utensils in Singapore, they will work towards supporting Singapore’s Green Plan 2030 and long-term goal to reach net zero emissions through urban harvesting waste as a new resource, and the transformation into a beautifully engineered durable material through their innovative carbon negative manufacturing process.