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Disposable Chopsticks Strip Asian Forests

From The New York Times: Each year, the equivalent of 3.8 million trees go into the manufacture of about 57 billion disposable pairs of chopsticks in China, according to statistics from that nation’s national forest bureau. About 45 percent of disposable chopsticks are made from trees like cotton wood, birch, and spruce, while the remainder are made from bamboo.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/24/disposable-chopsticks-strip-asian-forests/?partner=rss&emc=rss

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