30,000 Used Chopsticks Transformed Into a Fallen Tree in Shanghai
Posted on January 12, 2011 by yiqi
The China Environmental Protection Foundation has assembled the ghostly remains of meals past into a full-sized chopstick tree, broke it, and handed out reusable chopstick sets and statistics (roughly 100 trees a day must be felled to created the little wooden eating utensils in China).
Before you cringe, don’t worry. The used chopsticks were thoroughly washed prior to assembling the 5m tall sculpture (before being felled).
The really startling statistic in this article from treehugger? The forests in China will only support this disposable chopstick consumption for another 20 years. That’s just the chopsticks mind you.
So before you head over to the Chinatown market for some delicious chicken rice, purchase for yourself (and your colleagues) a pair of reusable chopsticks. They usually come with a cute little case to ensure your Gucci tote doesn’t get soiled by chili sauce.
After all, why are you still using disposable chopsticks? Have you taken a close look at those things? Splinters and discoloration does not sound very appetizing to me. You?