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Chopsticks Tax Coming to China?

| Tuesday April 4th, 2006 | 0 Comments

chopsticks2.jpgI’ve mentioned before that I hold Chinese restaurants in much higher regard if they provide real chopsticks instead of those disposable ones which make you feel like you’re eating chalk. China goes through an inconcievable 45 billion pairs of chopsticks a year resulting in major deforestation and the diversion of bamboo resources that would probably be much better spent elsewhere.
As a result, the Chinese government will place a 5% tax on the sale of disposable wooden chopsticks in an effort to encourage the use of durable ones. Whether it has any effect remains to be seen! BBC article here.


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