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London Drugs eyes recycling 10 million chopsticks this year

The company has partnered with ChopValue
Janitorial staff at Aberdeen Centre help sort chopsticks from food court trays. (via Alyse Kotyk)

London Drugs wants your used chopsticks.

The Metro Vancouver retailer has announced a new partnership with ChopValue, a Vancouver-based company that makes homeware and decor entirely from recycled chopsticks.

In addition to having chopstick collection bins available at every London Drugs location, ChopValue's interactive Closed Loop displays will be featured at select stores that enable consumers to drop off their used chopsticks and shop a variety of products for the home and office.

London Drugs has already collected more than 500,000 chopsticks, with a goal of recycling more than 10 million chopsticks by the end of 2021.

Shoppers can now find ChopValue products online at, in eleven select London Drugs stores around the Lower Mainland, Victoria, and Calgary, as well as their chopstick collection bins at all locations in Western Canada by the end of the year.

“At London Drugs, we know we have a part to play in helping to make our world a more sustainable place,” said Clint Mahlman, president and COO of London Drugs, in a news release. “By partnering with purpose-driven brands like ChopValue, we can empower our community to shop locally from small businesses and educate consumers on the power of the circular economy. Customers can now visit 11 stores to experience ChopValue’s beautifully engineered products in person, and see how their ‘urban harvesting’ approach uses materials that were once seen as waste but redefined as a resource.”