25 Oct '11, 3pm

More than 3.8 million trees cut annually for disposable chopsticks, report says #china

25 Oct 2011: More than 3.8 Million Trees Cut Annually for Disposable Chopsticks A published report calculates that about 3.8 million trees in China are cut annually for the production of disposable chopsticks , contributing to the loss of China’s regional forests. According to a report in the Disposable chopsticks New York Times ’ Green blog, about half of those chopsticks are used in China, 39 percent in Japan, 12 percent in South Korea, and 1 percent in the United States. Environmental activists say that wooden utensils can be phased out, and China has taken steps to discourage their use, imposing a tax on disposable chopsticks in 2007. In addition, more than 2,000 restaurants in Beijing and Guangzhou have stopped using wooden chopsticks in favor of reusables, which have a lifespan of about 130 meals. Last year, students from 200 Chinese universities built a series of “t...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/more_than_38_million_trees_cu...

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