A new machine is helping French chefs recycle old bread into a flour substitute, and it could reduce food waste

  • A new machine called Le Crumbler is helping French chefs recycle old bread into a substitute for flour.
  • The machine was invented in 2015 by an urban planner who wanted to address food waste.
  • France forbids supermarkets from throwing out food, but 150,000 tons of bread are still tossed annually.
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How one company is turning used chopsticks into furniture, shelves, and countertops

  • People around the world use an estimated 80 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks every year.
  • ChopValue is a Canadian company that collects used chopsticks and turns them into a variety of products like furniture and countertops.
  • We visited ChopValue’s “micro-factory” to see how workers pulverize chopsticks and turn them into something new.
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