Designs On— Packaging

An estimated 25 million trees are chopped down every year in China to support the country’s insatiable appetite for disposable chopsticks: 45 billion pairs per annum. Even with the adoption of policies in certain locales to reduce the use of one-off or wooden chopsticks, the environmental impact on forests is immense. These ¥5,000 (about $750), limited-edition chopsticks remind us that wooden chopsticks are, in fact, costly in more ways than one.