Chopstick Canoe

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Pink Tentacle reports:

A former city employee in the Fukushima prefecture town of Koriyama has built a 4-meter (13-ft) long canoe from thousands of used disposable chopsticks recovered from the city hall cafeteria. Bothered that perfectly good wood was going to waste after a single use, Shuhei Ogawara — whose job at city hall involved working with the local forestry industry — spent the last two years of his career collecting used chopsticks from the cafeteria. An experienced canoe builder, Ogawara spent over 3 months gluing 7,382 chopsticks together into strips to form the canoe shell, to which he added a polyester resin coat.


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the Vikingship wasn't from used popsicles, that indeed is the downside to that story. However, someone somewhere else on the big wide internets pointed out that the polyester coat on the chopstick-canoe makes it totally environmentally UNfriendly.
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