Japan faces an ecological problem other industrial countries do not have : disposable chopsticks.
They are everywhere : not only for take-away meals, but even in restaurants. Japan is said to butcher Canada’s forests only with its disposable chopsticks. We’re talking about billions of chopsticks a year.
Don’t laugh, this is a serious problem and for a few years, Japan tried to solve it by spreading the use of “MY HASHI” (“my chopsticks”) : personal chopsticks that you carry with you everywhere, bring back home and wash before you use them again the next day.
My personal two sets of “My Hashi” with their cases.
＊This＊ was a great movement. And now an enterprise announces it will solve the problem by manufacturing disposable chopsticks in PET. Since PET can be recycled, this is supposed to be ecological.
NO. THIS. IS. NOT. Whether it is recyclable or not, something you throw away after one use is not ecological.
Go on with My Hashi, people, this is the right way to save your planet.