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Flostick / Disposable chopstick


In the Oriental, we often use a pair of disposable chopsticks for picnic or other outdoormeal. A number of trees have been cut down to make these disposable chopsticks. This 'Flostick' is the green chopstick made up of a discarded branch. You can use four times by peeling off layer after layer and each layer is composed with 3 leaves. A leaf is made of special vinyl and it can rot within 60 days. Also when leaves fall off and hit the ground, it will have accomplished its final role as a splint to aid one life. This whole process is not a trash, but a natural restoration proedure.


Hong-Ik Univ. (Jochiwon)

Hong-Ik Univ. (Jochiwon)
Product design
Seoul, South Korea