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"Each year approximately five million tons of disposable diapers accumulate in US landfills (410 tons per hour). The disposable diaper industry annually consumes one billion trees. A diaper-donning infant typically will wear the equivalent of 10-to-20 trees until he/she is toilet-trained. Manufacturing a one-year supply of disposable diapers consumes 3.5 billion gallons of oil and costs buyers an estimated $3.5 billion."

- Earth Island, http://www.earthisland.org/


Disposable Chopsticks
On an average, 23 to 25 billion disposable chopsticks are used every year in Japan (around 200 per person). Of this, 90 percent is imported and 10 percent is made domestically. If put end to end, the chopsticks will l stretch from Tokyo to the southern city of Fukuoka in Kyushu!

From http://dolphin.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~sanshiro/, in Japanese.

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