Eco headline of the week: Disposable chopstick addiction destroying China's forests
From the Washington Post
: "China uses 20 million trees each year to feed the country’s disposable chopstick habit... 4,000 chopsticks per tree, that’s roughly 80 billion chopsticks per year." All those chopsticks have led to "rampant deforestation and forest quality far below the global average," and Greenpeace estimates
the destruction rate at 1.18 million square meters of forest every year.