Some years ago Bryan Parks was living in China. During lunch with a friend he started pondering about how many disposable chopsticks must get thrown out every year. That is when the seed got planted in his head.
Once he returned to Oregon, he made arrangements with nearby Asian restaurants to gather their used disposable chopsticks. He then sanitizes them, paints or stains them, and finally, handcrafts them into functional products.
Bryan says, “I saw a resource that there was plenty of and was only being used once. Why would you not want to try to re-use a perfectly good material!? ” Check out the folding baskets and more out of recycled bamboo chopsticks.
Bryan Parks and Chopstick Art is at Table #17.