As ChopValue expands its sustainability efforts throughout the Asia Pacific region, the brand is exploring exciting collaborations in multiple countries. Recent activities include a high-level meeting with senior members of the Canadian Government in Jakarta, a grand opening ceremony in Bali, and active participation in the esteemed REThink sustainability real estate conference in Hong Kong.
ChopValue And Leading Real Estate Firms Join Forces To Recycle 12 Million Chopsticks!
[As seen on Alvinology Media] ChopValue And Leading Real Estate Firms Join Forces To Recycle 12 Million Chopsticks!
ChopValue has embarked on a series of sustainable projects in collaboration with top commercial real estate companies across Asia. These projects involve the recycling of 2.5 million locally sourced disposable chopsticks, resulting in a significant reduction of 121,710 kg of CO2 emissions. This partnership underscores ChopValue’s mission to revolutionize the furniture industry in Asia through a circular approach.
Beyond its local endeavors in Singapore, ChopValue has left an indelible mark on global sustainable innovation. Since its inception in 2016, the company has recycled over 124 million chopsticks and saved an impressive 6 million kg of CO2 emissions worldwide. This achievement is equivalent to the emissions produced by approximately 1,385 cars over an entire year.
Circular materials, in ChopValue’s context, are created from discarded objects that are reprocessed for future use. Specifically, discarded chopsticks are collected and transformed into high-quality, durable furniture and household goods, effectively redefining the concept of “waste” into a valuable “resource.”
Singapore, recognized as the leading sustainably-led city in the Asia-Pacific region, has made substantial investments in real estate developments incorporating green technologies. ChopValue Singapore contributes to this sustainability drive by offering a range of circular solutions, from restaurant and office furniture to kitchenware and decorative items. The company is also on track to achieve the prestigious Singapore Green Building Products (SGBP) certification, which recognizes outstanding sustainable practices in the country.
ChopValue has already established partnerships with several companies in Singapore, achieving remarkable milestones:
Marina Bay Sands Singapore: 1,140,375 Chopsticks Recycled, 55,518 Kg Of CO2 Saved
Marina Bay Sands, one of the largest commercial users of ChopValue’s recycled chopsticks, has creatively repurposed over a million discarded chopsticks. These have been transformed into innovative cubed menu displays featuring embedded QR codes and specialized tags indicating dietary restrictions and requirements. These cubes are used for events and banquets held at Sands Expo & Convention Centre. The integrated resort also places aesthetically pleasing wooden plaques, made entirely from recycled chopsticks, in its hotel rooms to inform guests of linen change policies.
The Robertson House By The Crescent Collection (The Ascott Limited): 597,300 Chopsticks Recycled, 29,079 Kg Of CO2 Saved
The Ascott Limited, a Singapore-based company renowned for its international lodging properties, including The Crest Collection, is partnering with ChopValue for sustainable initiatives. The Robertson House by The Crest Collection, located at Riverside Hotel Robertson Quay in Singapore, is set to launch by the end of 2023. Among its sustainability efforts, the hotel has collaborated with ChopValue to incorporate amenities trays made from recycled chopsticks in each guest room.
The Work Boulevard Co-Working Spaces: 475,000 Chopsticks Recycled, 23,125 Kg Of CO2 Saved
ChopValue has also teamed up with The Work Boulevard, a new co-working space in Tanjong Pagar. Together, they have constructed hot desks, meeting room tables, a feature wall, and various accessories using a total of 475,000 recycled chopsticks.
With the capability to process up to 40 million recycled and urban-harvested chopsticks annually, ChopValue’s efforts align with the World Economic Forum’s report, which highlights the potential for a circular economy to provide financial opportunities worth USD $4.5 trillion by 2030. This transformation is driven by waste reduction, increased production efficiency, improved business productivity, and expanded employment opportunities.