The show brings viewers a fresh perspective on the relationship between everyday activities and biodiversity, such as Donna Ozawa's Waribashi
Project, an impressive display constructed of 90,000 waribashi
, or disposable chopsticks.
A 5 percent tax China placed last year on the 45 billion pairs of so-called waribashi
it produces yearly has Japanese restaurants searching for alternatives now.
Known as waribashi
in Japan and yicixing kuaizi in China, disposable chopsticks date to the 1870s and were originally deemed a thrifty way to use up wood scraps.
ALOHA ta1= halloa ALOHA ta2 = acholia, gasahol, halloas HAWAII ta2 = waribashi
Total world waribashi production stands at about 20 billion pair a year, most of which are used in Japan after they are imported from forests in such far-flung places as China, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Africa, and Canada.
A major player in today's waribashi God Squad is the Mitsubishi Group, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in the world, which owns a hefty chunk of CCMC.