2018 - Emerging Leader

Emerging Leader

Felix Böck

CEO, Founder, ChopValue Manufacturing Ltd.

From a background as an efficiency and engineering consultant spanning multiple companies in over 20 countries, Felix has evolved to become an urban harvester of natural fiber resource, which he seeks to upcycle, using technology adapted from the automotive industry, and a deft design touch, into value-added attractive products. One example are the stunning 2018 Clean50 Award plaques, each comprised of ~400 recycled chopsticks. Employing 6 in Vancouver, ChopValue is collecting and repurposing thousands of chopsticks a day. He is also leading a collaborative research project with different municipalities across Canada, FP Innovations and UBC to find solutions of adding more value to construction and demolition waste.