With 1.4 billion people ploughing through 80 billion pairs of throwaway chopsticks each year, China has admitted its forests can no longer provide enough cutlery for its dinner tables.Maybe it's time for them to switch over to forks and knives. At least they can be used again and again.
Today...China is chopping down 20 million mature trees a year to feed its disposable chopstick habit.
Nor can China find enough wood in its own forests. China is now the world's largest importer of wood and even imports chopsticks from America.
Until then, we'll keep supplying them with chopsticks and provide jobs to Americans at the same time.