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Are you curious what restaurant owners do after with the used wooden chopsticks? Most likely toss them in the trash (<em>well I hope because I wouldn`t want to re-use someones old wooden chopsticks</em>) but you can turn trash into a sculpture! In this case Greenpeace wants to raise awareness that trees shouldn`t be cut down for disposable chopsticks!
What country uses the most chopsticks? China! So this chopstick back to trees event was held in China back in 2010. This chopstick tree was displayed in many popular malls of Beijing, The Place and is supposed to be all over the world (not sure where right now though).
Statistics from 2010 data:
57 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks are made.. how many trees is needed? 1.18 million square meters which is approximately 3.8 million trees a year for something that will be toss out after each use!
Conclusion: Even though disposables are more convenient, it`s wasting a lot of trees which is probably why my family never buys disposable cups, plates, forks, spoons only for parties.
Do you like using disposable items?
Do you think this is a good awareness project?