New Zealand brand 'Douglas and Bec' offers a series of recycled chopping blocks that are meant to take up as little space as possible.
The items are made from "local artisans and have the qualities of small scale production," meaning that they lack the artificial, mass-produced quality that so many household items now have. They are made from wood that would otherwise be thrown away, ensuring a low environmental impact. The recycled chopping blocks come in shapes that forgo the traditional rectangular design and instead use circles, octagons and squares. They also come with handles made from rope so they can be hung up to dry or store without taking up too much space.
By re-purposing wood to make an essential household item, Douglas and Bec is ensuring that waste reduction takes all forms.