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[As Seen on Las Vegas Sun] The company recycles used chopsticks from restaurants and turns them into a variety of products

[As Seen on Las Vegas Sun] The company recycles used chopsticks from restaurants and turns them into a variety of products

Owner Brooks Smith, left, and Nico Fenske, general manager, pose in the lobby at ChopValue Las Vegas.

 

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A tour of ChopValue Las Vegas Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. The company recycles used chopsticks from restaurants and turns them into a variety of products.

Unfinished chopstick tiles are shown after being pressed.

 

 

 

Owner Brooks Smith holds an unfinished chopsticks tile, left, and a sanded and planed tile.

 

 

A chopsticks tile cools under weights after a pressing.

 

Brandon Arevalo prepares chopsticks for a press.

 

Bags of used chopsticks are shown in a production area.

 

Brandon Arevalo, left, and Zachary Wichers prepare chopsticks for a press.

 

Zachary Wichers holds bags of used chopsticks in the production area.

 

A truck used to pick up and transport used chopsticks is shown in front of the ChopValue Las Vegas office.

 

A table made of recycled chopsticks is displayed in the lobby.

 

A wine holder, made from recycled chopsticks, is displayed in the showroom.

 

Chopsticks are pressed into a tile.

 

Zachary Wichers holds a chopsticks tile, made into an award for a restaurant.

 

Owner Brooks Smith holds a used chopsticks recycling bin.

 

An unfinished serving tray, made of recycled chopsticks is shown in a production area.

 

An end grain cutting board, made of recycled chopsticks, is displayed in the showroom.

 

Owner Brooks Smith works in an office display.

 

A table made of recycled chopsticks is shown in the break room.

 

 

Products made from recycled chopsticks are displayed in the showroom.

 

Coasters and cutting boards, made of recycled chopsticks, are displayed in the showroom.

 

Owner Brooks Smith poses in an office display.

 

 

Bags of used chopsticks, collected from restaurants, are piled in the drop-off area.

 

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