These baskets are made from post-use chopsticks collected from restaurants. Research shows that literally billions of single-use chopsticks are consumed annually. By some estimates, 25 million trees and bamboo plants are needed to support that demand. That’s a lot of waste and a lot of energy to produce something that people only use for 15 minutes. Since chopsticks are all identical they make great building blocks for a variety of functional objects or pattern based artwork.
Shark Tank Air Date: 8/23/2009 – Season 1 – Episode 3