ChopValue announces Ontario flagship location to support national partners from coast to coast
26 January 2023, VANCOUVER BC — ChopValue, an innovative company that pioneers circular manufacturing principles by creating sustainable products entirely from recycled chopsticks, is excited to announce a new corporate office and the second Microfactory in the Greater Toronto area. Together with Strategic Growth Partner Andy Burt, it marks a significant milestone for ChopValue as it continues to expand its decentralized micro-manufacturing footprint across North America to impact the environment positively.
Burt, a Niagara native, has brought his passion for outdoor living to the forefront with the launch of his company, Jadon Outdoors in 2008. The company has experienced consistent growth over the past 15 years through key partnerships with major retailers such as Home Depot, Lowes, Tim Hortons, and Burger King, establishing the local business as a leading OEM manufacturer of furniture and decor.
"Having manufactured around the world for the past 20 years, the opportunity to finally bring local manufacturing back to my hometown, province, and country is the most exciting venture I have been a part of in my business career," shares Burt. "The team that Felix has assembled and the exceptional drive and leadership that he fuels the company with is contagious, and there is no doubt in my mind that ChopValue will soon be a common name in communities worldwide."
The strategic alliance with ChopValue's Microfactory concept and the opening of a new corporate location will bring innovative solutions to the market by aligning key partnerships and enhancing the customer experience through positive changes in manufacturing.
"Andy is a leader who truly embodies the hard work and dedication required to create measurable impact. He's not afraid to get his hands dirty, and it's truly inspiring to see how he builds genuine relationships," notes Felix Böck, Founder and CEO of ChopValue. "Our team values partnerships built on these connections. We're excited to invest in the Ontario market, signalling our belief in the potential to convert “waste streams” into “resources” for new products. Our franchise partner in Toronto East, Scott Anderson, has already made a significant impact within his local community recycling 1,531,787 chopsticks to date. We look forward to building on that success with an additional corporate presence, creating collaborations and growth opportunities for everyone involved."
ChopValue Toronto is a viable, scalable “waste” to “resource” solution to help the region work towards its Sustainable Development Goals and accelerate the movement towards the circular economy.
The World Economic Forum forecasts the circular economy to be a $4.5 trillion industry by 2030. ChopValue is the world's first circular economy franchise, designing and manufacturing products using an innovative, high-performance material engineered entirely from recycled chopsticks. Since its founding in 2016, ChopValue's "urban harvesting" approach has saved over 90 million chopsticks from landfill, turning them into beautiful and sustainable products for the home and office. Their compelling vision to redefine the term "waste" to "resource" has garnered the attention of top-tier media outlets such as Business Insider, BBC, The Guardian, and Forbes. To learn more about their resource-efficient impact for a carbon-neutral future, please visit www.chopvalue.com.
Our Commitment to the Circular Economy
With ChopValue's global network of corporate and franchise Microfactories, the company sources, manufactures, distributes, and employs within local communities. They are expanding with like-minded and purpose-driven partners to redefine waste to resource, one chopstick at a time. ChopValue is actively seeking single and multi-unit franchise development partners who want to lead the change in their community within the US states of CA, FL, HI, NY and TX. The international expansion opportunities for their first-of-its-kind circular concept include Australia, EU, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the SEA region. Learn more about how you can make a positive environmental impact in your city by visiting www.chopvalue.com/pages/franchising.