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Bring Your Own Chopsticks, Save a Tree

B.Y.O.C. and save a tree. Credit: Bambeco
We were shocked when we learned that 100 acres of forests are cut down in China every day to make 45 billion pairs of disposable wooden chopsticks. But rather than give up our beloved General Tso's...
Did you know that 100 acres of forests are cut down in China every day to make 45 billion pairs of disposable wooden chopsticks?

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I still carry a torch

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