Twenty million trees are cut every year to meet Chinese demand for chopsticks.
China goes through 80 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks a year. The chopsticks are 1cm-by-0.5 centimeters (cms) and 20 cms long and can cover Tiananmen Square over 360 times. The trees that are cut down are around 20 years old.
Source: South China Morning Post and Business Insider
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Be careful about your use with disposable chopsticks. Because wood is not naturally the white, pristine color of disposable chopsticks, they are bleached which leaks into your food when eating. Instead, purchase portable metal chopsticks that screw apart for easy storage. They come with a small storage case that can be thrown in your bag.
Woooooooow!! Thank you. I will make sure to do just that. You learn something new everyday.