The Oji Group collects and recycles used disposable chopsticks with the spirit of attaching importance to environmental protection and valuing resources; that is, improving the environment of daily life through cooperation between residents, businesses, government, and schools.
Used disposable chopsticks are recycled into papermaking material.
10 kg of chopsticks (approx. 2,500 pairs) → 15 boxes of tissues
3 pairs of chopsticks (6 chopsticks) → One postcard or one sheet of A4-sized copying paper
While disposable chopsticks are made of low-quality lumber, such as thinned wood, paper is also made from low-quality lumber, sawmill residue, and recovered paper. This means that used disposable chopsticks also serve as a papermaking material.
Both disposable chopsticks and paper are made from timber. However, while chopsticks are made by cutting lumber, paper is made from pulp, which is extracted by boiling lumber in a tank.