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[GreenYes] Re: Fwd: Disposable Chopsticks Reduction

Try contacting Thimmakka, whose done extensive P2 work with Asian restaurants in the Bay Area.

On Wednesday, Jan 4, 2006, at 11:54 US/Pacific, Gary Liss wrote:

To: "Fostering Sustainable Behavior Listserv" <fsb@no.address>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 06:54:38 -0400
From: Leah Stokes <leah.stokes@no.address>
Subject: Disposable Chopsticks Reduction

I am planning to undertake a community-based project with businesses, namely Asian restaurants, to attempt to convert them from disposable to reusable chopsticks.  Disposable chopsticks are often referred to as 'waribashi', which is the Japanese term. 

Any information on similar initiatives, the impact / scope of the problem or links to eco-friendly chopstick alternatives would be helpful.  Any projects working with restaurants on environmental behavioural change might also be relevant.

Many thanks,
Leah Stokes, University of Toronto

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