Used Chopsticks Make Great Business

choplamp.jpgIf a Chinese restaurant uses nice, reusable chopsticks I always give it extra points. Nonetheless, most dont, resulting in about 10 gazillion perfectly good pieces of wood being tossed in the landfill every year. Rather than fret over the waste, Kwytza Kraft saw a business opportunity. They’re creating surprisingly good looking products, from lamps to floormats, out of chopsticks they collect and clean.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.