"Disposable chopsticks are destroying China's forests"

"Disposable chopsticks are destroying China's forests"

Joined: June 19th, 2007, 3:32 pm

February 15th, 2008, 10:08 pm #1

"Over the past three decades, the snap-apart sticks have become a staple of hectic city life, used by everyone from migrant workers eating fish balls at street stalls to busy professionals ordering takeout sashimi. China's disposable-chopstick factories turn out roughly 63 billion pairs each year."

That and more at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120243065514952215.html

Mr. Lake


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Joined: August 13th, 2003, 3:09 am

February 15th, 2008, 10:39 pm #2

Still using my faux ivory (read: plastic) chopsticks I got at Bali Hai at Da Beach a bazillion years ago.

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Joined: January 8th, 2005, 2:57 pm

February 15th, 2008, 11:50 pm #3

"Over the past three decades, the snap-apart sticks have become a staple of hectic city life, used by everyone from migrant workers eating fish balls at street stalls to busy professionals ordering takeout sashimi. China's disposable-chopstick factories turn out roughly 63 billion pairs each year."

That and more at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120243065514952215.html

Mr. Lake


New Orleans Past
live in one of my kitchen drawers.  They multiply like rabbits!  I could give them back to the forest.
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Joined: August 21st, 2003, 2:58 am

February 16th, 2008, 3:16 am #4

"Over the past three decades, the snap-apart sticks have become a staple of hectic city life, used by everyone from migrant workers eating fish balls at street stalls to busy professionals ordering takeout sashimi. China's disposable-chopstick factories turn out roughly 63 billion pairs each year."

That and more at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120243065514952215.html

Mr. Lake


New Orleans Past
I use them to stake small houseplants, to stick into a jar or glass with a dish cloth to get stuck stuff out of the inside bottom edge, as paint stirrers for small jars of paint, as drumsticks to drive my dining companion crazier when we are at home and I feel musical, to prop open the dishwasher door when I want the dishes to cool so I can put them away, to scrape off lottery scratchies (ergonomically better than a coin edge for aging hands) and to skewer the edges of a plastic drop cloth to the ground when I am spray painting outside. I never use them to eat.
Last edited by OKYat on February 16th, 2008, 3:16 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: August 7th, 2003, 3:59 pm

February 16th, 2008, 3:22 am #5

You are too funny. I do use them for other things too. I have a ton of them. Never used one to prop open a dishwasher.

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Joined: August 8th, 2003, 11:59 pm

February 16th, 2008, 5:02 am #6

the dishwasher door with a clothespin. Brilliant minds work alike.

As for chopsticks, I never could use them. Seem to get stuck in my nose or nearly put out my eye when schlupping the container.

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Joined: January 5th, 2007, 12:04 am

February 16th, 2008, 12:20 pm #7

"Over the past three decades, the snap-apart sticks have become a staple of hectic city life, used by everyone from migrant workers eating fish balls at street stalls to busy professionals ordering takeout sashimi. China's disposable-chopstick factories turn out roughly 63 billion pairs each year."

That and more at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120243065514952215.html

Mr. Lake


New Orleans Past
and Garlic Pork with Sonny Boy last night with a fork or plastic chopsticks! I am a "tree hugger" but I can't give up my disposable chopsticks when I eat Chinese food. I do have non-disposables for use at home, but I don't cook that style much nowadays.

Whenever I utter the word "exercise" I will rinse my mouth with chocolate!
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Joined: January 5th, 2007, 12:04 am

February 16th, 2008, 12:22 pm #8

the dishwasher door with a clothespin. Brilliant minds work alike.

As for chopsticks, I never could use them. Seem to get stuck in my nose or nearly put out my eye when schlupping the container.

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Rita looks like she's using two left feet when she tries to eat with chopsticks! But, she can sure make Chinese food disappear w/ a fork!

Whenever I utter the word "exercise" I will rinse my mouth with chocolate!
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Joined: January 8th, 2005, 2:57 pm

February 16th, 2008, 2:42 pm #9

You are too funny. I do use them for other things too. I have a ton of them. Never used one to prop open a dishwasher.

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Why do you prop it open?  I just open the door all the way.
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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 4:36 pm

February 16th, 2008, 2:50 pm #10

Rita looks like she's using two left feet when she tries to eat with chopsticks! But, she can sure make Chinese food disappear w/ a fork!

Whenever I utter the word "exercise" I will rinse my mouth with chocolate!
Now I'm just bad. Many years ago this was bothering me when we were to go to a Chinese restaurant with friends. This couple was a London born man and his Tibetan born wife. She was actually a Tibetan princess and her brother in law did not care much for her. When we ate with the BiL he had commented that she probably eats with her fingers. I thought he was just saying that because of how he felt about her, but when we dined with the couple, she confessed that she was bad with chopsticks, too because they just used their fingers back home.So instead of looking like the stupid round eye who couldn't manage chopsticks, we looked like the dumb women who couldn't manage chopsticks. But honestly, we were probably the only people who noticed or cared.

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