The chopsticks are indispensable tool for each person on three meals a day in Taiwan. Especially, more and more people “eat outside” in the dining room, the street vendor or the night market, we can see frequently those shops provides “disposable chopsticks” in Taiwan, but recent years, a lot of people who care about the health and the hygienic concept. Therefore people supplies disposable tableware by them. On the basis reason is provided disposable tableware by us is the well habit for you and me.
Why we use the disposable chopsticks is not good for you? The first reason is, the manufacture process of the chopsticks in order to maintain the good appearance, the maker usually use sulfite in the process. This way could prevent the chopstick’s color do not changes into yellow, nigrescence or mildew. After The human body food enters the sulfite will transform the sulfate. Mostly discharge along with the urine; on the other hand, if human body overcharges the sulfite will cause symptoms of breath, vomit, diarrhea so on. And the sulfite can combine with human body's calcium which could create of osteoporosis.
According to the report, the people in Taiwan were consumes the approximately 1,000,000,000 pairs of disposable chopsticks in every year. This number is equate the numbers of 100,000 bamboos have to be cut ff. And the average of bamboos may absorb 10 kilograms carbon dioxide about one year. Surprised us is the Taiwan people make disposable chopsticks that can produce 1,000,000 kilograms carbon dioxide in every year.
For your health and the Earth, you have tried you best to bring
your own chopsticks when you eat outsides. I The suggestion from Yahoo! The wonderful green life. If not you can follow several steps.
1. Avoid using disposable chopsticks which is too white. The reason is that the too white disposable chopsticks have a risk about over bleach 2.Takes smell. If you can smell acid on disposable chopsticks that possibly includes sulphur dioxide, so please remember the first step is immersion in the lukewarm water or the hot water for several seconds before you use chopsticks t
3. Take a look at packing: Avoids to choose the design pictures inside of the disposable chopsticks
Date ：July/6 2009
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