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Creative Neighbours Salon, October 2018: ChopValue Recycled Chop Sticks

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David Eby MLA's Community Office

2909 West Broadway

Kitsilano

Vancouver, BC V6K 2G6

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Creative Neighbours Salon: 28th October 2018

Rescheduled from September due to event cancellation.

Bamboo may not be native to Vancouver, but thanks to the city’s insatiable appetite for sushi and other Asian food, it’s still an abundant resource — in the form of disposable chopsticks.

ChopValue Manufacturing is a design firm that creates innovative material made entirely from recycled bamboo chopsticks. 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.

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ChopValue Founder and UBC PHD student, Felix Böck started collecting used chopsticks from Vancouver restaurants and taking them to his lab at UBC, where they could be dried, coated, and pressed into tiles. ChopValue also designs custom projects, and recently created an entire balcony for a client’s condo.

Böck estimates that 100,000 chopsticks are thrown out every day in Metro Vancouver. But now 25 restaurants — including sushi hot spots at the Vancouver International Airport and UBC’s student union building — recycle with ChopValue instead to create beautiful and innovative materials.

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Date: Sunday, October 28th 2018

Place: David Eby MLA's Community Office, 2909 West Broadway, Vancouver, V6K 2G6

Time: 6-7 pm Potluck finger food; 7-8 pm Presenter; 8-9 pm Socialize and network.

Bring: Dessert or finger food for sharing. There will be a networking table for flyers and cards about upcoming performances and exhibitions.

We provide reusable cups, napkins and plates.

You can follow Creative Neighbours Salon on:

www.facebook.com/creativeneighbourssalon

Twitter @KitsilanoSalon

Instagram @Creativekitsilano

Questions? Contact creativeneighbourssalon@gmail.com

RSVP: http://creative-neighbours.eventbrite.ca

And see details of this and other upcoming salons at creativeneighbourssalon.wordpress.com

Thanks for a Neighbourhood Small Grant to:

Vancouver Foundation Small Neighbourhood Grants

Administered by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

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