China is a nation that is diverse in its peoples and customs. It also has a secretive air about it. But with the pervasive nature of the internet, secrets and little known facts can find their way to the light of day. Here are some fascinating facts about China that some of you may not have heard about...until now.
Disposable chopsticks thrown away each year in China would make an enormous pile. It is estimated that more than 45 billion pairs - that's 90 billion individual sticks - are tossed away each year. That translates into 1.7 million cubic meters of timber. That means 25 million fully grown trees. Have the Chinese never heard of plastic?