Jul, 09

Chopsticks Are Fun But Wasteful

Okay, so chopsticks are super fun to use when dining out at your favorite funky Asian restaurant, right?  Yeah!  But did you know that China produces and discards more than 45 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks EVERY year!!!  This means that 25 million trees are being cut down in the process!  It’s true.  Another 15 billion pairs are exported to Japan, South Korea and other countries, including the United States of America!!!  What can I do to lessen this impact on Mother Nature you ask.  Well, simply invest in a reusable pair like these funky ones above.  You would be amazed at how many fun colors and designs come in reusable form.  Plus, they’re dishwasher-safe.  You can take them along with you while dining out or use them at home.  If you don’t want to take your own along, use a fork, they’re pretty cool utensils too you know.  When carrying out from a restaurant, simply say, “no chopsticks, please.”  It’s really that easy! The fun chopsticks above are from Crate and Barrel!

Or you can check out these awesome Recycled Rice Eco Chopsticks!  Wow!  That’s Green!

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