Using chopsticks as fuel

The Japanese government is thinking about using discarded wooden chopsticks as fuel in the country’s power plants.

The average person in Japan throws away 200 pairs of chopsticks a year. When multiplied by 127 million people, that’s about 90,000 tons of wood going to waste every year.

Japan doesn’t have many natural energy sources of its own, so government officials are examining whether all those used chopsticks can be converted into biofuel to help reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil.


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