ChopValue’s Home Decor Made From Used Chopsticks

Innovating with a business model that circumvents the traditional supply chain and a new waste-based material

Nearly five years ago, Felix Böck was sitting down at dinner. As a wood engineer, he saw time and time again how much waste the industry was producing. He ranted over plates of sushi about this, wishing there was an alternative way. Then, he looked down, saw the pair of greasy chopsticks in his hand, and he had an idea that would soon catalyze the company …

Circular Systems’ Waste-Based, Multi-Purpose Material, AgraLoop BioFibre

A new natural fiber capable of replacing cotton, born from food waste

Circular Systems co-founder and CEO Isaac Nichelson jokes that his company’s newest product, the Agraloop BioFibre, is a treasure crafted from trash. Quite literally, it is. Food waste from a handful of regions enters the Agraloop, where it is worked into fibers and yarn fit for use in clothing, upholstery, paper, packaging and beyond. This system lets the company tap into the seemingly endless stream …