Vancouver PhD student gives used chopsticks new life as furniture

It's estimated more than 80 billion disposable bamboo chopsticks are thrown away around the world every year. That's more than ten for every person on the planet. And now a Canadian man has come up with a way to recycle them.

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    It's estimated that more than 80 billion disposable bamboo chopsticks are thrown away around the world every year. That's more than ten for every person on the planet.

    Environmentalists say the effect on bamboo forests is devastating.

    And now a Canadian man has come up with a way to recycle them.

     

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from Vancouver.


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