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for: ‘September, 2011’

The Dirt on Chopsticks

Each year the people of China go through roughly 45 billion pairs of throwaway chopsticks; that averages out to nearly 130 million pairs every day. Add the export market’s additional 18 billion pairs annually, and that requires roughly 16 million to 25 million felled trees each year. Deforestation is one of China’s gravest environmental problems, […]

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